Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bathing Suits in Blue

Did a quick one for DSFDF. I like the slippery brush strokes in this one- they really reinforce/compliment the sea side subject matter.

21 comments:

Edward Burton said...

Beautiful job, Tom! I love the lively brushwork - really gives the waves a lot of vigor. Great color and composition too.

Sheila said...

Wow... great take on the challenge Tom. I have to admit I'm a tad disappointed no photos of calamitous interactions with this one from your little man child. You must have been painting on top of a 10 feet ladder.

Vern Schwarz said...

Now that's what they're talking about. Great brush strokes and a beautifully bold feel. Love this piece Tom!

Douglas Hoover said...

Tom, great to see more of your work, buddy. No doubt in my mind... you are the brush-stroke master!

Anne Marie Propst said...

TOm, I really like your version. Fantastic job.

maria said...

I like the way you cropped it. Lots of nice brushwork and reflections.

Tom Pohlman said...

Thank you Mr. Burton! This photo ref. really makes me wish I would have made it to your neighborhood last month! How's the weather in San Fran? How often do you make it to the beach?

Hey Sheila! Sorry to disappoint... NOT!! :>) It was an act of pure determination on my behalf (and some luck) that I was able to complete this in one evening, shoot it & put it up out of harms reach, before the two-year-old could help me out again.

Thanks Vern! I must say, painting is more fun when you can sit down and belt it out in an evening (a rarity for me!)

Doug- If you're not careful, you'll end up with TWO portraits- (one circa 1989) :>)

Thank you very much Anne Marie & Maria!

Dean H. said...

Great painting, Tom! The colors and loose brushwork fit the subject perfectly.

Olga Wagner said...

Love the brush strokes and the use of the bright/bold colors!!

hissnhowl said...

Nice work Tom! Like everyone has already said - I really like the movement in this piece!

BMoon said...

Just LOVE LOVE LOVE your loose brushy style. Makes me want to try oils myself....I'm all water at the moment.

Will come back and visit often.

r garriott said...

Well done, Tom! Great composition and nice brushy, lovely ocean strokes. The water is much more dynamic than the photo. Love how your cropped the people.
Haven't started on this yet, not sure I'll get to it.

Carol Horzempa said...

Wonderful brushwork as always. Love your colors and the emotion in this one. Great job Tom!

sam said...

Like your ideas for the last two chalanges, lovely bold work Tom:o)

Tom Pohlman said...

Thank you Olga & Hissnhowl!

Hey BMoon- I'll try my hand at a watercolor if you'll do an oil! Deal??? I really like your blog :>)

R- Can I be selfish and say that your potential non-participation makes me sad?! No? HaHa You sound very busy, which is a good thing and I am happy for you!

Thanks Carol! Is speed an "emotion"? HaHa - I think the emotion was actually fear & loathing :>)

Hi Sam! I thank you kindly!

Happy painting to you all!

Tom Pohlman said...

Thank you Dean! Much appreciated! On a side note... have you ever experienced "Comment Moderation Slippage"??? (Is there a term for this in the Blog-sphere lexicon yet?)

I am notified through my email when I have a new comment- sometimes there are several bundled together in a single message- sometimes I don't scroll far enough down to see the second comment- only to find it at a later date through the Blogger dashboard- "Comments to be moderated"!

By the time I find my error- days have usually passed, and more comments have usually accumulated in an unnatural order- and I imagine the author is left wondering "what happened" at best, or conversely, "Im never commenting on this jerks work again". A long-winded apology for my "C.M.S." :>)

L.Holm said...

Hey, Tom. Phenomenal painting! Ok, ticks me off you did it in an evening! The energy is fantastic. You are indeed the brushwork king. : ) Liz

Edward Burton said...

Hi Tom, I have something for you on my blog.

Cathyann said...

Brushwork is fabulous! The motion implied is wonderful. And a fresh view!

Tom Pohlman said...

Thanks Liz, Edward & Cathyann!

Carrie Griesemer said...

So cool, love the lively brushwork, awesome!