View Full Version : I Got Rhythym! (WIP)

Andrew Rance
09-13-2003, 12:24 PM


Title: I Got Rhythym! (WIP)
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 16 x 20
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

Have tried to do this a lot looser than my usual style (influenced by some of the other work I see on wetCanvas!).

Does it work? What to do about background (ignominiously black on the original)?

pero lane
09-13-2003, 12:36 PM
As a WIP this is coming along nicely! This is alot "looser" than the few of your works I've seen...so you've achieved that!:D So yes it works!
The face is well rendered and I like the lights and shadow. I'm not sure on the background....maybe one of the portrait painters could help on that. I'm thinking the black background may swallow up your focus...I may be wrong!:confused: Anyone else????

09-13-2003, 01:01 PM
the color has started singing
finish go go go!

09-13-2003, 01:21 PM
do continue
enjoying the highlights
bright and subtle

Andrew Rance
09-17-2003, 04:19 PM
Update on progress - about 5-6 hours work so far. Apologies that the photo is not good - tried to take it in available light, but ended up having to use flash, which has reflected back off the paint surface.

Andrew Rance
09-17-2003, 04:21 PM
And another....

Andrew Rance
09-22-2003, 08:40 PM
Almost finished. A bit fazed about how to render the guitar strings.......

09-22-2003, 08:45 PM
Very nice work! love the tones and highlights.. as far as the strings..they do reflect light..ie:shiny...have fun.. this screams fun and joy!

09-22-2003, 09:34 PM
I like this painting. The background works well. The looseness suits the subject as well.

Andrew Rance
09-23-2003, 08:54 AM
Thank you both for your kind comments! The photo is not good, and appears to show areas of white patches where there aren't any - seems to be a problem with the flash. Might be a good topic on one of the forums (if it hasn't been raised already) - how to take decent photos of your paintings....

I have since done the frets and strings. Can't say I'm overly happy yet, but overall I enjoyed doing this one and think its my best yet.

pero lane
09-23-2003, 11:29 AM
Don't forget to post your finish please!! I also think this is your best!!:)

09-23-2003, 08:35 PM
I've really enjoyed seeing the progression. It looks really good, but you do need a better photo. I've learned to never take photos with a flash. I'm pretty sure I saw some thread about photographing your paintings in one of the forums (maybe the photography one).

Andrew Rance
09-24-2003, 04:18 PM
This is about done, though I keep fiddling with it!

Andrew Rance
09-24-2003, 04:23 PM
Ooops, couldn't upload the image...

03-19-2006, 09:35 AM
Having seen your "French Doorway" I thought I would take a look at some of your previous work Andrew. I have just finished viewing igotrhythym and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the progression and was delighted with the final result. You have real talent.

03-19-2006, 09:29 PM
i love this painting! ... it has a wonderful style ... if you wanted to have straight strings, a drafting *liner pen* can carry thinned oil paint, or any paint for pictures in other media and even masking fluid!) and can then, with the aid of a ruler, *draw* straight lines ... the pens are hard to find tho ... almost obsolete ... but your painting looks great as-is considering the looseness ...

03-19-2006, 11:20 PM
That final background really sings, and fits better than what I had in mind. The same style of treatment with the yellow spectrum of earthtones....

sugar tree gal
03-20-2006, 09:05 PM
Andrew, Just got on and checked this out... Agree with Pat... this is great, we want more......:clap: Janice

Andrew Rance
04-04-2006, 01:13 PM
Just found your comments - thanks guys (and gals!) - had almost forgotten about this one, which I did a couple of years ago, though it hangs on a wall in my house!

I appreciate the tip about using a liner pen for the strings - might apply that another time..