Sunday, May 17, 2009

Abo Walk — NFS


A belated Happy Mothers Day to my mom and to mom's everywhere!

8 comments:

Sheila said...

This is beautiful. The tree, the shadows. I love her deliberate walk. She raised a good son who turned to an awesome man and father.

-Don said...

Tom, This is as good as it gets. I'm sure Mom LOVES it. I love how you suggest the whole tree with the shadow up the wall and then the branches hanging into the composition. Excellent. And those blues and reds in the shadows! Another keeper... -Don

Jeb said...

Very nice work Tom!

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful painting, Tom - it has a fantastic sense of light.

L.Holm said...

Really wonderful, Tom. Love the colors, and the figures are great in this.

Tom Pohlman said...

Thanks guys! I was a little worried about pulling off the tree limbs and the shadows, without it looking "weird". It turned out to be pretty fun!

I have been mentally preparing to do some BIG paintings (24 x 48 and larger)- Im wondering if any of you have ever used "Paint Brushes" for such an undertaking??? Currently, the largest brush in the drawer is about 1" width (22)- and I don't have two or three hundred bucks to drop on 2" and 3" sables...

L.Holm said...

Hey, Tom - I block in larger pieces with regular house paint brushes. (china bristles). sometimes the stubbier they get after use, the better. I also use less expensive synthetic craft brushes. They really hold up pretty well. i save my sables and more expensive brushes for detail work.

Tom Pohlman said...

Thank you Liz! Great advice!! It has begun... :>)