Monday, March 30, 2009

Beach Girl

Size: 4 x 4 inches
Medium: Oil
Support: Multimedia Artboard

This is my entry for DSFDF Week 27-28 Challenge hosted by incredible artist Karin Jurick. For a change, I decided to use oil. Somehow this medium helps me loosen up and ignore the details.

38 comments:

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Love how the waves are breaking and she is just looking. You can almost read her mind, shall I?

I love oil but the smell gives me such headaches. I finally found an acrylic that acts a bit like oil!

jane augenstein said...

Wow! Gorgeous painting!! you can almost hear the ocean!

Douglas Hoover said...

Now looky here... this is a great painting, Akiko! And in oils to boot... great job.

Kathleen Coy said...

It looks great Akiko! I wish I was at the beach right now, it's freezing here today and might snow... :-/

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Nice job Akiko! Your figure looks wonderful, nice crop too.

L.Holm said...

Fantastic, Akiko! Your work is beautiful in any medium! I like the looseness!

Beth said...

wow...I love this!! I painted the baseball cap-guy, but think I will go 'back' and do her for fun!! Really well done...love the flyaway hairs!!!

Edward Burton said...

Great job, Akiko. I really like the way you cropped it. Very nice waves too.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Reeeally nice, Akiko. Her skin tones are so pretty and I love the hair, and the simplicity of the composition, and the colors in general. You do oil very well and I too love that looseness here!

Vern Schwarz said...

You do good in oils Akiko, real nice job on this.

artbyakiko said...

Gail thanks! Are you talking about Atelier? I have not used it yet. Do you like it?

artbyakiko said...

Jane, thanks for your visit!

artbyakiko said...

Doug, you are spoiling me. I might try more people paintings in oil. lol

Kathleen, thanks! I hope the spring will reach you soon.

Dana and Liz, thanks for your wonderful comments. Really appreciate your encouragement!

artbyakiko said...

Beth, thank you! I thought I overdid the hairs. Glad you like it.

Edward, thanks! I tried to use Hiroshige's (Japanese woodblock artist) composition.

Anne Marie Propst said...

Love this!!!

artbyakiko said...

Camille and Vern, thank you so much! You make me feel like doing more oils. :)

Anne, thanks!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Dooooo it, Akiko. Oils are fun; you need some fun after all that painstaking photo-realistic work!

Mona said...

Akiko, I like how solid the woman's form looks in your painting. As for acrylics vs oils, I'm amazed by all of your work. When it's acrylics it looks like oils anyway!

DEB said...

I like all the color you used in the woman's bathing suit, and the waves are stunning, even though there isn't a lot of color used there...great piece!

artbyakiko said...

Mona and Deb, thank you so much for your kind remarks! I really had fun painting this. :)

r garriott said...

I love how strong she looks!! Your loose style here is nice, too. This was a fun one to let go on!

Sheila said...

waaa... yooku dekimashita! Atashi no okii oshiri to sokkuri!

artbyakiko said...

R, thanks!!


Sheila, so you have ookii oshiri! lol

sam said...

there is a lovely feel of movement in the waves, I think you should do more oil!

Dean H. said...

Oil was a great choice for this piece...great color too!

hissnhowl said...

Beautiful Akiko!

dominique eichi said...

great piece , I love her tan !

artbyakiko said...

Sam, Dean, Shelley, and Dominique, thank you so much!! :)

jeannette St.G. said...

Are you the Akiko I know from HRC in Pasadena? I was the one always painting on the platform. But I have moved since 2006. (the name in my url is my artist name)
Nice Beach day paint!

artbyakiko said...

Jeannette, thanks for your visit.
I am not the one you know. Have never been to Pasadena.

Vern Schwarz said...

Akiko, are you in a witness protection program?

Sorry, I couldn't resist that...going to my corner now.

artbyakiko said...

Vern, lol lol
Akiko is one of the most common names in Japan. My last name Watanabe is also common. If you try to find Akiko Watanabe in Tokyo's Yellow page, you would have to look though at least several pages.

Alice Thompson said...

Akiko, I was quickly strolling through the paintings on DSFDF and stopped when I saw the spikey hairdo, nice brushwork in the figure and that strong bold composition. I didn't stop to look at the name because I assumed it was a new artist on DSFDF. I was surprised to see it here and can now see just where you are in all those elements. I also wanted you to know how much time I stare at your Cali painting. It is positively stunning!

simoart said...

Hi
This is a beautiful painting. Love the waves and I can go into the paint to enjoy the ocean. Great work.

artbyakiko said...

Alice, it's so nice to hear from you!!! I started to think that you were totally separated from the civilization by ice and snow. Thanks for your nice remarks. Happy to know that you like Cali. :)

artbyakiko said...

Thank you so much simoart!!

James Parker said...

This one is so neat...you can almost hear her thoughts over the breaking waves. And thanks so much for stopping by and the delightful comments.

artbyakiko said...

Thank you James!

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