Monday, April 14, 2014

"The Untold" oil on canvas 20x30 $1,650

I had reservations about hiding so much of the face but It seems okay now that it is finished.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Perched" oil on canvas 20x30 $1,650

the tones in the original are deeper than this reads.  Some problems never go away...like me and cameras.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

"Why, Yes, You May" oil on hardboard 6x6" $250

This model and her articulation have become favorites of mine.  There WILL be more to come.

Friday, November 08, 2013

"Love Birds" oil on canvas 20x30" $1,600

I've been toying with different limited palettes.  The skin tones on this are almost pearlescent.  Amazing what a few "minor" color changes will do.http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/sharman-owings/love-birds/179582

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

"Walk This Way" oil on canvas 20x30" $1,600

When I began this my intention was to cloth her.  I even had the dress picked out! Well you can see how that worked out.  Figure work comes with a very distinct set of challenges.  I don't think anything in my studio faces me with more uncertainty.  That said, it also comes with vast reward.http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/sharman-owings/walk-this-way/179183

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

"Shake a Tail Feather" oil on canvas 20x30" $1,600

I'm not sure why this image displays with a line across her legs.  There isn't one in the painting or in the photo.  The magic of computers....

Monday, November 04, 2013

"Veil of Secrets" oil on hardboard 12x12" $396

I've been "thinking" about portraits and altered images.  My first instinct was to do some sort of face paint.  It could be exaggerated make up, circus or even tribal.  Since the pea brain in my head couldn't figure it out I decided to mask her in another way.  There will most certainly be more of these but first some more "thinking".