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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rooster III

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Rooster III, Oil 12" x 12"
We spent another day at the CIF Swimming Championships but this time it was all of the top finishers from four divisions combined in to a Masters meet. Fortunately my son had more victories and record breaking swims. Sadly, we are now finished with high school swimming. Although I will miss it terribly, I am really excited to follow his college swimming career! Lots to look forward to!
You will need to click on to this picture to see the wild palette knife strokes in this one. I find that I rarely use these reds and I know I should do it more often. The aliz crimson (red) is such a powerful and fun color to use. I should consider adding it to my limited palette!

15 comments:

L.Holm said...

wooo...energetic marks! I love 'liz criz' as we used to call it in school. great transparent red. This is wonderful. Congrats on your son's successful ending of his high school swim career...onward and upward, huh!

Carolina said...

These certainly are interesting and beautiful reds for a rooster, and that greenish 'glare' on the neck, awsome.

Congratulations to you, proud mother of a swimming winner!

ben wideman said...

woah - this one is incredible! I love your technique. Fabulous!

Michelle said...

Wow...beautiful color and so lively! Alizarin crimson is a favorite of mine. You have used it nicely here!

Arti said...

Fun colors, really! A vivid picture.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Love the palette on this one. It is fun to get out of our color "boxes" once in a while. Congrats to your son!

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

ohhh this is so nice and rich...love it. Yes, that crimson is great to use! I use it as a cool version of red alongside my warmer cad red....

Marian Fortunati said...

I loved looking at this one "close up" Leslie... Such fun!

The palette knife makes such an interesting - almost abstract - look!!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

That is a colorful rooster!

Karen Bruson said...

Leslie, The colors are gorgeous! What a warm and lucious palette.

Karen Bruson said...

Come get your award...

Jala Pfaff said...

You have the best chicken paintings!!

I'm giving you the Noblesse Oblige award today, too. :)

Erik said...

Very energetic. Alizarin is such a great color.

becky joy said...

Beautiful color and texture.

susan hong-sammons said...

very fun and beautiful piece. What inspired you to paint a rooster?

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