Wednesday, March 25, 2009

" La PLAGE "

6 x 8 Acrylics SOLD

This is my submission for the challenge of Karin Jurick site different strokes from different folks. I had a hard time adjusting the colors on my computer, it's still not perfectly accurate with the colors, because if you change something the whole thing changes. This is what makes the challenges so great you're practicing in all areas.

68 comments:

Vern Schwarz said...

Nice job Dominique. You got to work fast after your trip. I too had problems with capturing the true colours...blues and purples seem to be the big problems for me.

dominique eichi said...

Hey Vern , Thanks . Yes my picture is a bit more aqua/green overhaul but that will do for now.

adebanji said...

Beautiful painting, You really captured the reflections on wet sand and the feel of the waves and turf! Great Painting!

dominique eichi said...

Adebanji,
It's so interesting how one changes when we try through our fears. I know a year ago I would not have done something like this. Painting is still a struggle for me but seeing Claude Monet's work in Paris gave me more courage and being part of DSFDF.
Thank you, give a hug to Ruth.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This is a great job. The colors are amazing an dthe reflections are superb.
Love it!

dominique eichi said...

Thanks Irit, I'm trying to shed my fears !

Edward Burton said...

Great job, Dominique. I love the beautiful range of colors in it. Well done!

dominique eichi said...

Thank you Edward. You always make people smile !

r garriott said...

Oh! The pinks and blues! And the greens and the purples! So much more inviting than the original photo!

p.s., Thanks for your kind comments on my rant; and I just remembered: the misspeller is the same one I had the bad dream about! Go figure!)

Lee said...

Just love the showy sky and beautiful surf! Beautiful entry :D

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

This is a fantastic painting. I love the colors.
Thanks for visiting me, I enjoy hearing from you.

dominique eichi said...

R, Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.
PS: Interesting the connection.

dominique eichi said...

Lee, Thank you for coming by and leaving this note.

Sheila said...

Wow Dominique! Looks like the London trip re-energized your creative mojo. Maybe you can take the next trip as a tax deduction. Now I have to start on my challenge submission.... Argh.

dominique eichi said...

Peggy, Thanks for your comment I appreciate it too.

dominique eichi said...

Thanks Sheila , I will have to think about that tax deduction, good idea ! I'm looking forward to yours.

Angela Elledge said...

Oh my, when in the world did you have time to paint? Your painting is beautiful and I happen to like the colors just as they are. Well done!

Yes, the beast is the real thing! Go back and click on it to see it up close. WIth those very long and sharp horns, he kept turning his head aiming them at me. The rancher just told me to push his horns out of the way, easier said than done.

dominique eichi said...

Thanks Angela for your comment on my picture.
I don't know if I would of had the courage to sit on that animal ,wow pretty impressive.

DEB said...

WOW! I absolutely love your rendition! The waves and reflections are so detailed, and the figures are just suggestive - how'd you do that? Excellent!

dominique eichi said...

DEB, Thank you I've been working on trying to let go !

Celeste Bergin said...

excellent play between cool and warm!

dominique eichi said...

Celeste, Thank you I enjoy playing !

Carol Horzempa said...

Very nice handling of reflection and waves. Great job on the bathers too. Love your colors, especially in the foreground.

James Parker said...

Wow, Dominique...you did a super job with this one. Splendid. And you have an award waiting...coffee's on.

dominique eichi said...

Carol, Your the master painter I appreciate your comment very much I'm trying more to just do not think too much.

dominique eichi said...

James, Thank you, I like mine black with lots of sugar. =)

hissnhowl said...

Beautiful painting Dominique!!

dominique eichi said...

Thanks Shelley.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Dominique, the colors you put in this are beautiful...the wet sand, stunning!

dominique eichi said...

Dana, coming from a master painter means a lot thank you.

Nithya Swaminathan said...

Beautiful work on the challenge, this is one of my favorites. I just LOVE the wet sands, they look so real and wet. Nice job on the clouds as well.:)

Thank you for visiting my blog.

dominique eichi said...

Nithya, Thank you I appreciate you stopping by and your welcome.

maria said...

Your colors are what grabbed my attention on this painting. Nice job!

dominique eichi said...

Maria, thank you for your comment

Carol Nelson said...

I love the colors in your painting. If you want the ability to adjust colors according to hue, download the free version of photoshop called GIMP. I love it and it's not that difficult to learn. There's several tutorials on www.EmptyEasel.com.

dominique eichi said...

Thanks Carol, That's so nice I appreciate this.

Karen Smith said...

I love the colors in your painting! The pinks in the sky and sand! and The blues and greens in the water/sand. Absolutely gorgeous!

dominique eichi said...

Thank you Karen , I did enjoy doing this challenge.

Barb Hillier said...

The colors are fabulous and the brushwork so loose and beautiful! Love your work.

christine said...

This painting is filled with happy energy — from the brush strokes to the beautiful spots of color. Very nicely done!

dominique eichi said...

Thank you Barb, It is nice to see all the different renditions

dominique eichi said...

Christine, thank you I appreciate you coming by.

laura said...

A beautiful interpretation--I love your sand and the reflections in the shallow water; and the way you have painted the sky is just lovely--pure summertime!

dominique eichi said...

Laura, thank you so much I appreciate your comment

Dean H. said...

Lovely warm colors, Dominique! Great loose strokes! Bravo!

dominique eichi said...

Thank you Dean.

pierre said...

So it sounds like you had a great trip. I like your plage painting a lot, what you have to do next is quadrupe the size

dominique eichi said...

What a great surprise to read your note Pierre. Yes your right a bigger piece would be good. Maybe I'll do that and yes I had a good time on the trip.

conniep said...

Love the reflections and all the colors. Your paintings always have lots of energy. Sounds like a great trip, too!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Super energetic painting - I especially love the rose-kissed clouds. I am also struggling with photography a bit - getting out the glare - so at least I am not alone. See you again on DSFDF.

dominique eichi said...

Conniep, thank you and yes I did have a great time on the trip too and am working on sketches of it on Dancing Strokes

dominique eichi said...

Anne, Thanks for stopping by .

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Beautiful painting! I love the pinks and the values you used in the foreground especially! Looking forward to seeing more of your work, too.

dominique eichi said...

Katherine, Thank you. I enjoyed your watercolor which I think are much harder to do than this.

Ann Gorbett said...

Doninique-your painting is beautiful. I like the "artistic editing" of leaving the man out. Nice seascape. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

SYLVIANE said...

Dominique, this is your best painting, it is wonderful,such a reussite!
Et merci pour ta venue sur mon blog et tes commentaires.

dominique eichi said...

Ann, thank you I'll have to try knife painting.



Sylviane, je temps pris ,merci de repondre en francais cela m'aide avec mon vocabulaire.

The Bull said...

Very beautiful rendition, I like the range of color you used in your version. Thank you very much for the kind words about my own contribution! :)

dominique eichi said...

The Bull, Thank you, yours was so fun.

Ann Reyes said...

Dominique, I'm so happy to find your blog! I see that you like reflections, too. Yours are sooooo nice!

Thanks for your comments on my blog.

dominique eichi said...

Ann, Thanks for coming by, I can't wait for the bigger version of the roses the small one is already gorgeous.

FCP said...

Dominique,
This is lovely-I can hear the ocean waves. Congrats also on your trip to Europe. You are an awesome photographer, too!
thanks for sharing,
Faye

David Larson Evans said...

Well done and all that detail in such a small canvas...bravo.

dominique eichi said...

FCP
thank for your comment I appreciate it because YOU are a painter. The trip was so much fun and things are possible on the cheap !

DAVID
Thank you sometimes small is just easier and faster. I love your style, it has a lot of character.

Marco Folchi said...

Hello Dominique, i have to admit that this is a really nice painting, from colours to reflections, well done.

dominique eichi said...

Marco, Thank you very much and thank you for taking the time to come visit me.

Chad Wallace said...

This is a very strong painting, love the way the purples and blues are playing off one another.

dominique eichi said...

Chad
thank you very much please come again. I can't wait to see more trees !!!