Wednesday, August 12, 2009

UP & DOWN WE GO !



8 x 10 Acrylic

Here is the latest one for the Different strokes From Different Folks challenge. I started today and due today ! Ewff.......
I tried being a bit more loose and did not pre-draw this one on purpose but just started painting. This one was a little bit of a struggle but kept telling myself it's the feeling I want to get not the accuracy. It seems I was drawn to the cool one side and warm the other.
All are very good go check them out.
I wonder what's next.......... :D

58 comments:

adebanji said...

Great piece and lovely colour harmony!

Debbie said...

Seems like we were on the same wave length on this one. I also started and finished today and was going more for the feeling than an exact replication. Nevertheless I love how ours are both so different from each other. Love yours by the way!

Bill Gavin said...

Dominique--I love the Air and Color.

Carolina said...

What a joyfull cityscape :)
I hadn't realized about the cool-warm separation that you mention until I read it. I guess it's true, but the whole painting is lovely...
Best regards,
Carolina

Art By Erika said...

Dominique you didn't draw first, not even with brush??? I'm really impressed! I love how loosely and precise your piece turned out!

Angela Elledge said...

Wonderful transition from cool to warm!

dominique eichi said...

Adebanji,
Thank you, I can't wait to see yours !

dominique eichi said...

Debbie,
When squeezed it fun ti see what comes out !

dominique eichi said...

Bill,
Thank you I appreciate your visit.

dominique eichi said...

Carolina,
Thanks your very sweet.

dominique eichi said...

Erika,
I had to force myself not to draw it was hard I like control and precise. But it was fun ounce I let go !

dominique eichi said...

Angela,
Thank you. I love your crop.

Mona said...

Dominique, this is beautifully done! Plus I love the way you handled the color in it.

dominique eichi said...

MOna,
Thank you you're so kind.

Irina said...

Dominique, it is really a very hot day :-). I like the painting very much. It is very special, very individual, the separation of left hot and right cool colors is surprising but very harmonic.
And thank you for the comment in my blog.

dominique eichi said...

Irina,
Thank you for your comment I appreciate it.

Silvia Williams Paints Watercolors said...

Thanks for your comment. Am new to Karin's challenge. Loved your painting. Nice colors and feel to the piece.Silvia

Gwen Bell said...

Fantastic job! Love the way you gave it a Sunset feel with your beautiful, vivid palette. I chickened out on this one, but you did an incredible job!

Charlene Brown said...

What a wonderful lively painting! Your bouyant beautiful style shines through again!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

lady D,
This is beautifully done!
One of your very best.
The cool side is amazing.
I love it!

Rosemary said...

Wow! And you did this yesterday! Lovely warm/cool blend. You certainly captured the feeling...and I love your title!

Tracie Brown said...

I was wondering where your entry was! Great job!! Love your colors.

Prabha N. said...

Thanks for your comment Dominique! I think your artwork positively glows! Its very difficult to recreate the play of light (which you usually see sometimes during dusk) and you have done it brilliantly. Looking forward to more of your brushstrokes.

dominique eichi said...

Silvia,
Welcome thank you for stopping by.

dominique eichi said...

Gwen ,
That's OK . I'll look for you next time. thanks for stopping by.

dominique eichi said...

Charlene,
thank you your very kind.

dominique eichi said...

Rosemary,
Thank you for your kind comment.

dominique eichi said...

Tracie,
Yea I've been the last one as of late. Thanks for coming by.

dominique eichi said...

Prabha,
Thanks, I guess we will have to wait a week to find out what our next assignment is ?

dominique eichi said...

Hey Irit,
Thank you my friend.

Christine Bray said...

Thank you for your comment on my painting. I like your warms and cools especially on the street. Nice colors.

Pat said...

Hi Dominique, this is a beautiful painting for the Challenge. The color is wonderful.

dominique eichi said...

Christine,
Thank you very much for your comment and stopping by.

dominique eichi said...

Pat,
Thanks I appreciate your stop here.

Ann Gorbett said...

Dominique, I absolutely love your colors. This has a wonderful light to it. Great job.

Emma Pod said...

Hi Dominique - I like your idea of just starting in painting rather than drawing. That's very brave, especially on such a complicated scene. Great job! And very vivid colors! Thanks for visiting my blog too-I just learned about the different strokes blog and it's so interesting to see all the different painting styles and impressions.

dominique eichi said...

Ann,
Thank you , these project are fun to do .

dominique eichi said...

Emma,
Glad you did this challenge and looking forward to the next one of yours. I also like the camaraderie of this site DSFDF it's really nice.

Andrea said...

Bravo! Great job! ANDREA

Edward Burton said...

Great job, Dominique - wonderful colors.

David Larson Evans said...

Love it ,looks like they are glowing from within.

dominique eichi said...

Andrea,
Thank you for stopping by.

dominique eichi said...

Edward,
Thanks. Did I ever comment at your lovely hat and debonair look ! SO French !

dominique eichi said...

David ,
Thank you so much your so very kind.

raji said...

Dominique,
I was looking out for your version in acrylic. Well done and so vibrant. Thanks so much for your words of encouragement.Appreciate it. I opted to do it in watercolor instead to make it even more challenging.

dominique eichi said...

Raji,
Thank you for coming by. Keep at it determination and perseverance are the keys. You have all it takes.

Carol Horzempa said...

Love your warm and cool colors and dramatic sky! Great job, Dominique!

Dean H. said...

Great, Dominique!! Love the color and the sun warmed left side!!

dominique eichi said...

Dean,
I hope to paint better like you someday but these exercises are good. I appreciate the feedback thank you.

Claire said...

Wonderful blue shadows in this, Dominique - I love how they balance the warm sunny colors. Lovely painting!

dominique eichi said...

Carol,
I aspire to paint like you. It;s so loose and beautiful. Thanks for stopping by.

dominique eichi said...

Claire,
Your very kind thank you

Ann Rogers said...

You've really achieved your goal with the warms and cools...great entry with the looseness you wanted!

Rodica Voicu said...

Very nice, wonderful colours, proportion and feeling!

dominique eichi said...

Ann.
Thank you for your stop here. DSFDF is so much fun it pushes us all.

dominique eichi said...

Rodica,
thank you I appreciate your comment.

dolly p. said...

56 comments - what the..?
anyway i'm thinking that i should do this different strokes thing next time because every time i go to that site and check out some of those entries - yikes! hahahahahahaha

dominique eichi said...

Dolly,
LOL, you should..... You should also know that my responses are counted so in reality it's only 29 comments. It good thing your my friend I wonder what would happen if your weren't ! But then again ......I do like that frankness about you.