Saturday, July 31, 2010


© Debbi Smith Rourke
Thistles   20 x 20 x 1.5"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas.
My latest entry in the Side by Side series - my oil or pastel interpretations of photographer Bill Oakey's images. Bill's photo (below) is so interesting and almost looks like a painting. It's a slightly digitally enhanced photo, highly cropped image of some plants. This was so much fun!! Love the colors. Enjoy painting larger. This painting was exhibited at the Butridge Gallery/Dougherty Arts Center for "Art of Collaboration" Aug. 5 - 28th, 2010. Here's Bill's photo:


Nancy B. Hartley said...

Wow,Deb, This is great! I love it, and I love your idea of using the photos, and paintings is an exhibit together!

Gwen Bell said...

Beautiful work, Debbi! Love the way you accentuated the colors. So nice to see the reference along side as well.

Amy Hillenbrand said...

Well Done such a happy painting, Congrats on the show too

Kim Blair said...

I have a few reference photos of this variety of a papyrus plant, and was wondering what it would look like painted.
Nice work Deb.