August 14, 2009

Some Like It Hot

10 x 10, oil
“I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me"... Anna Quindlen

5 comments:

supplies overflowing! said...

Love the way you have done this- the cropping,the color, the light on her.

Janelle Goodwin said...

I don't know which knocked me over more - the painting or the quote. The sundrenched woman is beautifully rendered with great style and wonderful color gradation. And the quote is something is need to copy and ready every day!

Paz said...

Hot painting. Love the colors.

Paz

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

very nice faye. great cropping, love that peek of blue between her hat and shoulder, the eye travels nicely through this one.

Gwen Bell said...

Wonderful painting and composition, Faye! Love the shape of her figure,the sharp angle of the knee and the turn of her neck tucked into her shoulder. Very sensuous. You've painted the skin tones so great, using intense color for shadow rather than toning down. Those judicious areas of bright sunlight, particually on her shaded shoulder and chest, are gorgeous.