Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Guitarist - 10" x 14" Pastel

I have an idea for a series of paintings based on musicians, and this was a test of the concept. I plan to try it a few different ways, some with more color. I was trying to portray the intensity of the musician while playing, and also portray the atmospheric effect of smoke under lights; hopefully, I succeeded. The subject of this painting is Kurt, one of my son's guitar teachers, at a concert.



Hello Rhonda,
I just would like to say that I loved this painting. The way you used the blue palette, the composition and the theme are great.
I am painter myself (well, just a beginner) and is refreshing to find paintings like this instead of the old same flowers and dogs and ocean...
Well, I just would like to say congratulation and thanks.
Luciano Figueiredo

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

Thank you so much for the compliment:)

Maggie Stiefvater said...

I just wanted to pop in and say I really liked this one, Rhonda! I was behind on all my blog reading but as I was scrolling through your recent one, I saw this limited palette and smoky atmosphere and thought AH!!