Monday, June 24, 2013

myra anderson - in search of figurative expressionism ' another red umbrella' - and artist linda christensen . . .

another red umbrella by myra anderson
This is a work in progress.  I smoothed the grass and sky with a damp paper towel and I painted the figure and the umbrella with my fingers.  Only when I began to paint the hair did I pick up a brush. 
day dreamer by linda christensen
This painting by Linda Christensen is truly expressive!  Figurative expressionism is colorful and textural.  The expressionist painter  merely 'looks at the figure' and then turns their attention to the canvas.

10 comments:

martinealison said...

bonjour,

Je suis impressionnée... Peindre avec vos doigts apporte une grande énergie dans votre peinture.
J'aime beaucoup cette femme au parapluie rouge...

gros bisous à vous.

hmuxo said...

I love your painting, Myra...hope to see that one finished....Linda's work is wonderful...

JanettMarie said...

Looks finished to me.

Bonnie Heather said...

Thanks for you kind thoughts Myra. After the frantic trip to the hospital emergency on Sunday, my husband is home and feeling pretty good. hugs,

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Love your work - love Linda's work. Your finger paing is really good. Amazing in fact. What else will you do? Just don't screw it up!!!!

Pia Rom said...

Lovely piece...I often paint with my fingers too...but this is very inspiring to do this way more often :) ♥ Conny
http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

Barbara Roth said...

You did a wonderful job with painting with your fingers and I like the effect of using a brush for the hair. Why did you do that?

Lisa Graham Art said...

What a lovely expressionistic piece Myra. I like to use fingers too. It's great when you can actually see fingerprints in the paint.

miz katie said...

I can't wait to see her finished. :) I follow Linda's work, also. She's amazing.

miz katie said...

Hope everything's okay, Myra. Haven't seen you around lately, so I thought I'd come and check on you. <3