The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life


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Thursday, 19 June 2014

'Alla Prima' Bear...

'Will you pick me...?' 

 SOLD

This little dude, along with several others, has been staring at me from my studio shelf for some time.
I think he was wondering if he was ever going to be painted!


As you know I've been wanting to paint some more bears for a while, but this time I decided to do a more impressionistic series at a much smaller size. This one is 8" x 10"



I really enjoyed the freedom that impressionism allows. Instead of blending my brushstrokes as I often do, I embraced them!
But regardless of this, whether it's to do with my palette or the familiar subject I chose, I think that my style still shines through the lively brushstrokes!



How refreshing it was to walk in to my studio to a blank canvas and walk out with a completed painting from just one sitting!!  
 So, I am definitely going to do a lot more paintings like this!
That's not to say I will abandon my more realist style anytime soon. In fact, I'll soon be starting another cocktail painting... But I like to think there will be room for both.



 
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32 comments:

  1. Hello Sandra,
    a la prima! excellent work!
    The same quality, more free and loose. Art on the rise!
    Congratulations and a big hug

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    1. Thank you so much Antonio! I had a feeling that you would particularly like this one ;0)

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  2. Definitely room for both styles! Love this one though, and I agree, it is so satisfying going from blank canvas to finished painting in a day!! :)
    Anyway better get back to my latest :)

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    1. Thanks so much Steve!
      Really glad you like him. He's made friends with the gorgeous bear that you painted, lol! :0)

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  3. Bonjour ma chère amie,

    Je suis très heureuse d'apprendre que d'autres "nounours" vont naître grâce à ton talent.
    Ce dernier est superbe et il parait tellement doux et vibrant à la fois.
    Je pense que tu as une écriture, ta propre écriture et elle te va bien.

    La semaine dernière j'ai pensé à toi, car j'ai acheté un vieil ours, petit mais adorable. Je t'en envoie la photo. Peut-être pourrais-tu le peindre ?...
    Gros bisous à toi

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    1. Je suis vos photos de et vous avez raison, il serait vraiment faire un merveilleux modèle pour peindre!
      Je suis content que vous aimez ce petit bonhomme aussi. Il est très mignon dans la réalité et je suis heureux qu'il montre: 0)

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  4. Sandra I LOVE this! ! His fuzzy fur looks totally touchable and the composition with the Lego cube is fab. See I feel exactly the same way - there's no reason I can't do realistic gouache and expressionistic acrylic and no rain you can't be both a realist and an impressionist in oils-who says we have to have just the one technique?! You're right your style still shines through!

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    1. I'm so glad you think so Nic. Thank you!
      I thoroughly enjoyed painting the little guy. He made a fabulous model!

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  5. Merveilleux !
    J'adore les textures et les reflets de lumière sur le pelage.
    Bravo Sandra :)

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    1. Merci beaucoup Olivier. Je suis si contente que vous l'aimez: 0)

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  6. It doesn't matter what style you choose to paint.....it's always a success, Sandra. This is absolutely
    Perfect! I love him!

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    1. Thank you so much Hilda!
      I enjoyed the freedom I must say! It is a lovely feeling to just lay it and leave it! :0)

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  7. He is gorgeous and fluffy! Love him!

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  8. Sandra, he is GORGEOUS!!! I can almost feel his soft fuzziness. The alla prima technique works like a hot damn for your Teddy bears - love it!
    Kathryn XX

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    1. Thank you Kathryn!
      You are right - the juicy brush marks work well on the bear! Actually even the Lego cube - I love how it turned out in just a few strokes. Can't see the method working so well on my cocktail paintings though! ;0)

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  9. As usual your teddies are the best... no matter what style you choose..and I do like this one.
    BJ

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  10. Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Dare I say that this little bear is just bursting with personality! Did I say Wonderful? I LOVE him!

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    1. I guess you like him then Susan, hehe!
      Thanks so much! He's a cute little fellow :0)

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  11. I like your switch of style very much. It has worked a treat and this little guy looks so cuddly. Very impressive.

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    1. Hi John - Great to see you back in the land of blog!
      So glad you like him. I thoroughly enjoyed painting him :0)

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  12. so soft and wonderful brushstrokes sandra ...sounds like you've found a good working solution...look forward to seeing more

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    1. Thank you Jane!
      Yes, I am looking forward to painting this way a lot more. It is a lot of fun and very relaxing :0)

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  13. I really like this impressionistic version of this little bear. I think that is one of your best painting, Sandra. Hug!

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    1. Thank you very much Tito!
      As small as he is at just 10 by 8 inches, I really like him too! I really enjoyed painting in a looser style :0)

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  14. So many details. Very stunning ;)

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  15. The bear is very sweet and tender. I especially love how he glows.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Shelley!
      :0)

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  16. He's absolutely adorable, Sandra!

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