Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Swimmer" - SOLD


6x6" oil on Gessobord

I painted this in the spirit of exploring challenging subject matter. I like that the water creates distortions in the figure, especially the legs which are further from the surface. This was certainly an exercise in simplification and pushing the abstract .

5 comments:

Angela said...

I also love the distortion. Water does strange things and you captured it well

Pam Holnback said...

Love the perspective from above.

Anonymous said...

This is great, Michael. Very lively and fun. Color is spot-on. Congrats.

Michael Chamberlain said...

Thanks for all the positive feedback!

The Muse of The Day said...

I am new to your blog, Michael, I came by way of Daily Painterworks. This painting, "Swimmer", really captures your desire to get the "essence of a subject while maintaining the look and feel of paint." Most of your paintings do that, but this one also brought back memories - even though I was never there. I enjoyed my visit here. I can learn a lot from your work. I will visit again. Carolina