Tuesday, March 3, 2009

"How Can I Thank You?"

March 3, 2009
For Karin Jurick's challenge... 16 x 12 oil on canvas board.

20 comments:

Pattie Wall said...

Camille, what an appropriate take on the challenge. Ha! I am reading the series, to see what all the hubbub was about. This painting is right up there with things that tease the mind during sleep. Way to go!

Vern Schwarz said...

Hey Camille, I love your portrait, and who wouldn't want to nibble on her neck...she is absolutely gorgeous. Great everything!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Yikes, Camille! This is a wonderful, scary interpretation of the DSFDF challenge. Well done!

Carol Feldman said...

Actually, I think all of the entries are creepy. But yours at least admits it! Well done!

Edward B. Gordon said...

perfect !

dominique eichi said...

It seems this challenge has brought out quite different renditions. great piece.

christine said...

Fabulous! And I love your simple explanation "...she looked like she was in a state of ecstasy so I gave her a vampire bite on the neck." Ha! Another terrific job.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

How can I thank you nice people who stop to say what you think?!

I started to realize that my style is taking a turn for the dark and heavy handed, (I bought a tube of black paint last week, can you tell? haha) And what's funny to me is that I have so many wonderful artist friends I've met who use such a delicate, restrained hand in their work (Christine and Dominique) -- you two especially must be surely taken aback by these big fat black lines of mine with this one. Well, maybe the pendulum will swing back for me but I had a lot fun laying the paint on thickly.

Anyway, I had a great time painting this. Experimentation is a blast. I need to do more of it, and I will -- that's the only way I'll find my true style (for as long as it lasts until I find the next true one...:)

Thanks, y'all.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Love your style. Always different and so much special.
I also like the story behind this painting.
Lets see whatz gonna be next.

James Parker said...

Hola Camille. Very striking piece with excellent artwork. This piece did have a creepy feel to it...yours creeped all over the canvas and into the graveyard. Can you display this one in the daytime? I did a WIP on this project on my blog that is very informative...it looks like you could use a chuckle.

Connie said...

Which of your daughters has dibs on this one or are you going to make them arm wrestle for it? Perhaps Richard has a say in it, since he was so involved in this one. Very cool!

I'm crossing my fingers that the next challenge is one that I can participate in, though I've already challenged myself with doing three paintings before March 26th (small ones for friends).

r garriott said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!

Edward Burton said...

WOW, Camille you sure added to the creepiness factor - yikes! I LOVE it!

Gwen Bell said...

I'm still laughing...this is WONDERFUL! Leave it to you to have a truly unique take on the subject. I completely agree with Christine's comment on your simple explanation..."she seemed in a state of ecstasy so I gave her a vampire bite". (laughing again) Absolutely perfect! And the style is beautiful. She's a living doll. What Vampire wouldn't fall for her? Love it! I really like this new phase of yours. Can't wait to see what pops out of your imagination next!

Wildcat Painters said...

Okay, we are really going to have to take your television out of your house. You have Adam on the brain. I do LOVE the painting. I especially love the vampire bite (Edward and Bella). And you were worried....

Paula Villanova said...

Yep...this one definitely stood out! A very passionate look on her face! Once again, great creative take on a subject!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

I sure do appreciate hearing everyone's reactions. You are all very kind to take the time to say something. The sushi is going to really be interesting... I already have an idea or two... will let them percolate. Thanks again, everyone!!!

Pattie Wall said...

Can't wait to see the sushi painting!

Richard Olsen said...

Does the vow "Until death us do part" apply when you marry a vampire?

gianlucio said...

Hello, in Italy today is the feast of the woman, GREETINGS!