Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Color Study for "Fleeting"
This is a quickish color study I did for a painting I have in my head. It would be much bigger, about 12"x24" and the figure would be smaller. I've started to find that by working small, I'm unable to give the effect of an immense landscape. I can't help but make the figures big enough to go into some detail on them. I think I will make it more like what I had in my head, which was a sort of brownscale painting, with some bits of color in her clothing and on the ribbon leash.
Fleeting always makes me think of deer and gazelle (this is a gerenuk, an african gazelle...or it will be). They seem so still and peaceful, and then they're gone so quickly. It's also meant to incorporate some images of spring and youth, which are fleeting.

I'll be covering up the skyish and making it all tree if I can.


Elmaira said...

oh, she is so beautiful. and it expresses perfectly that we are just a small part of the nature. great colors - great painting ! :)

MagicMarkingsArt said...

this is quite lovely as it is, can't wait to see the finished product.

Coreopsis said...

I LOVE the colors and the trees in this.

Mam'zelle RoĆ¼ge said...

Lovely illo. Like in a old book of fairytales :)