Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hunter Jumper

Creating dynamic motion for this jumping composition was an unexpected pleasure. It's difficult to see on the web but there's lots of fluid brushwork which is becoming a more focused direction in my work. One "trick" (if you will), for generating tension and movement is to employ lots of opposing diagonals. It sets up a rhythm of pace that the artist can control by speeding or slowing lines.

hunter jumperGray Hunter, oil on canvas, 20"x16"

"People call me the painter of dancers, but I really wish to capture movement itself." - Edgar Degas

7 comments:

Karen McLain said...

Another great painting! Wonderful brush strokes and feel, way to go!

Nancy Moskovitz said...

Hi Sharon
You accomplished everything you set out to do, and explained it very well. You can see confidence in those strokes too.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Gorgeous painting!

Sharon Crute said...

Thanks, fellow bloggers, for your input. It's always a tentative feeling when pushing the envelope a bit...

andrea said...

oh, i REALLY like it...

Sharon Crute said...

Andrea, hope the HITS people do too. It's for the summer program cover up by your neck of the woods.

bonnieluria said...

This close up perspective grabs the viewer and makes a powerful statement. I love the boldness and the confidence you portray of a subject you know so well.
As only you can do.