Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"Adelita"

Just finished this painting of a horse out at Rancho del Sol Dorado. Most of the details are concentrated around the horse. The rest is painted pretty loosely, but with careful consideration to the relationships between the values.


"Adelita", 11x14" oil, Frank Gardner © 2010

15 comments:

Bonnie Heather said...

This picture is beautiful!

rahina q.h. said...

a horse in the blistering heat! once again you've nailed both beautifully in paint.

Daniel Esteve Mañá said...

Pretty nice, the control of lgiht and shade values are so subtle.

Congratulations from Barcelona, Spain.

Mick Carney said...

Beautiful drawing and your control of the values is the key to this impressive image.

Marian Fortunati said...

Values say it all!!
Just wonderful!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Frank!... Another couple of great pictures. Values are perfect... wonderful colour as usual and great structure overall!

Really enjoy my visits!

Good painting!
Regards,
Bruce

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks everybody, so glad that you all like it.

Ana Patricia said...

lovely. it has great composition :)

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

This piece has a feeling of gentle calm about it Frank...good stuff!

Jeffrey

Dean H. said...

Wonderful, Frank! I particularly like that you placed tiny bits of red in the focal area...nice grabber!

Well done, my friend!

bonnieluria said...

The way you handle whites and shadows- so tranquil and beautiful.
Another rich piece Frank.

A.Decker said...

And the values are dead on, I must say!
That being said, it reminds me of a scene from an old movie, where Jon Saxon is playing a Mexican who says to Marlon Brando, "Come een! Ab a dreen weed oss!"

Good stuff, I'm tryin' to say.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love it.
Also, like A Decker's Spanish accent ;)

izzy said...

Landed here and was ever so glad !
there is just nothing quite so comforting as a scene with a horse in it! even though it looks very hot.
It feels like you appreciate the beauty of it all,thanks!

sanjeev dubey said...

gr8 painting....