Monday, March 09, 2009

Glow

A new oil painting done on a 16"x20" Masonite board. I basically like it. One interesting thing is that as it has been sitting against the wall for the last few weeks I've notice that it has a fantastic glow to the face (this isn't really relayed by the digital image), which is what I had hoped for. The dull cool colors in the background and warm colors in the face to direct the attention. I think the face has 3-4 layers to build up the lights so I suppose it is reflecting light just below the surface.

I've included a detail so that you can see the paint work up close.

20 comments:

Tom Wheeler said...

Dave, you are crazy good.. I love the way you draw & paint hair. This is fine image. I love the way the figure stands out from the background.

Mark Bridges said...

fantastic. The face does glow.

JamesW said...

Seriously. The candid look, the great tonal contrasts, the sudden vibrant color... you do a fine, fine job Mr. Malan. Its always a pleasure to see your work. Very inspiring.

Dancerene said...

So beautiful!

TSL said...

Dave, I am running out of adjectives. I really don't know what I can write that I haven't expressed repeatedly before. Like Tom said, you are crazy good.

Tony Lovett said...

That's wonderfull!

Becky said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I can't stop looking at that face!

Dillon Thompson said...

You are a dad dood. No more painting. Hehe. Now we are on even playing ground. Poop pants.

Moyse said...

Really beautiful piece David!!

TSL said...

Did you and your wife have a baby? (per Dillon) If so, happy congratulations your way!

David Malan said...

Thanks for the compliments I'm always eager to hear the reaction of other artists.
Tina, Thanks so much, it's true we had a little girl (our first) monday evening. you can see some early pics here: seejanescrapbook.blogspot.com

Patrick Strogulski said...

Love it !!!!

Jason Seiler said...

Wow cool, great to see your brush work!

Marcos Mateu said...

Beautiful and atmospheric treatment

Hugo Freutel said...

Beautiful natural colours and moment, David.

peg said...

c'est tout simplement superbe ! j'adore immanquablement son air pensif ! bravo monsieur !
je peints également des visages et surtout des femmes qui sont dans le lune !

Ique said...

What a work, man. Wonderfull
Best.
Ique

Luky said...

beuatiful work!

Enis said...

great!!!

galvinator said...

Stunning work man.