Walkin' the Dog


"Walkin' the Dog" 
5.x7.25 oil on canvas
© 2009 Carol Horzempa

NFS

This is my interpretation of Karin Jurick’s DSFDF challenge. I took the liberty of cropping Karin’s reference photo again. I added the girl who is supposed to be me (like about 20 years younger) walking Shawna.

I experimented with a textured surface made from priming a canvas panel with Utrecht Oil Priming White. I love this surface to paint on since it doesn’t absorb the paint like water base gesso does and I like how my brush glides across the oil base surface making it easier to control. I am also pleased with the fact that my paint stayed fresh and didn’t become dull as it dried.

22 comments:

  1. Wow, Carol! At first glance I didn't even realize it was for Karin's challenge. But then I recognized that intersection we've all been spending time in lately. I like the tension between the dog and the girl. Delightful painting.

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  2. Very nice interpretation, Carol. thanks for sharing the Utrecht Oil Priming information. I think I'd like to try that!

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  3. Wow Carol is right. This is fabulous.

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  4. I love the addition of the dog and walker to your interpretation...thanks for the priming tip too!

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  5. Very creative Carol! So refreshing seeing you and Shawna crossing instead of more lines and shadows! My very favorite entry! Also, thanks for the heads up re the Utrecht priming oil.

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  6. I love your interpretation of the Challenge photo -- it's a very nice idea, and you've painted it beautifully!

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  7. Wonderful painting and great addition to the subject. I'm so glad you mentioned the Utrecht Priming Medium. I was in a workshop several months ago and the artist uses this product on all of his paintings. I still have not ordered it, but once again I am reminded it is time to try it, thanks for the reminder!

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  8. That sure is Shawna pulling you along, looks great! I definitely want to try that Priming Medium (when I get back to painting one of these days!).

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  9. Carol as always I love your take on this photo - I sure like your successful addition of characters!

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  10. Shawna adds a nice balance to the painting – very nice.

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  11. I love your piece and I recognized Shawna right away. Bravo

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  12. Love your take on this! The addition of the girl and dog is a creative, personal touch that adds so much interest. Great job on keeping the feel of the original roller coaster street.

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  13. Carol, this is terrific. What a great way to make it your own. You are so talented.

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  14. I like the way this painting looks like a real town, anywhere USA. You've really captured the essence of the mood and the scene. It is also nostalgic. I feel I could be at my Grandma's house, crossing to go to the store. really nice job with this picture!

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  15. GREAT painting, Carol, I love the addition and the way you cropped it.

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  16. Great unique spin! Looks as if you and your dog are having a super time!

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  17. Wonderful crop - and the addition of the girl and the dog makes this a terrific painting. One of my favorites for this challenge, that's for sure!

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  18. Great job on this challenge! I love the addition of the doggie and his walker!

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  19. My favorite. Very creative and well painted. It's great!

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  20. Well your graphic design background really shows in this great interpretation.

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