Monday, May 27, 2013

Baseball for Tyler


Private Collection

This is my second painting from Abbey's workshop. Painted in natural lighting, the little baseball provided good practice for me. Whites, shadows, highlights...all of the things that trouble me. Abbey makes them all look so easy! I am still thinking about her magical brushwork, and I will forever. If you have a chance to attend one of her workshops, please do. Her incredible talent, gentle nature and fun sense of humor make for an unforgettable experience. It was a great week!

11 comments:

Mary Valente said...

This is wonderful! So good I'd be afraid to take Abbey's class - knowing I couldn't do as well as THIS!

Karla said...

Wow! This is wonderful Darla!!

Linda Nickles said...

Darla., this painting is exquisite! The shadows, highlights, and details on the baseball are so impressive. I'm glad you had the opportunity to paint with Abbey, and my friend Debbie.

hmuxo said...

an AMAZING piece, Darla! I can almost feel the texture in the ball.
You succeeded with every detail!!

Karen d'Angeac Mihm said...

Beautiful Darla, such detail on this baseball, it's gorgeous!

Darla McDowell said...

Thank you, girls! It was a fun painting. I hope my little great nephew likes it. :)

Linda, meeting Debbie was a highlight of my trip. She is so talented and sweet. I really loved having the opportunity to paint with her. :)

Kim Smith said...

Very nice Darla! I signed up for Abbey's workshop in October. So sorry I missed you at this one. Looks like you really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it?!? The baseball looks magical!

Darla McDowell said...

Thank you, Kim! I'm so excited to hear that you're going to Abbey's October workshop. That's wonderful!

Azra said...

Love the textures ,light and shadows !! Its always a pleasure to look at your work !

Jen said...

That looks great Darla! I showed Tyler and he loves it.

Darla McDowell said...

Thanks, Jennifer! I'm glad he likes it. I will be sending it to you soon. I hope it works in his room. :)

Thank you, Azra! :)