Original Oil Paintings by Texas Artist Leslie Sealey
Now here is something you don't see every day!Your are a marvelous (but funny) artist Leslie.Keep up this nice work.
You really seem to grasp how to paint silver & reflective objects! I'm just now learning how to do some of that, and it's hard as hell to work beyond the base color for me.
Thanks, René! I try to keep things interesting. : )
Hey B.G.! The trick to silver/reflections is to look at it as abstract shapes; don't even try to make sense out of it. Then, when you put the highlights in everything falls into place. I did this painting with black, white, raw sienna, and a microscopic amount of ultramarine blue; that's it!
Hi Leslie, Your spoon painting is really dreamy, very nice.I noticed your comment on William Wrays site about,"don't be so anxious to paint like everyone else. You've got a good style too." (Not an exact quote.) It was really nice to read it. I, too, get enamoured with other painters and think about how much better they are than me. It was a very kind comment and I will take it to heart too. Fred Bell
Hi Fred! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my paintings. I wasn't sure if Bill would like my comment or not, but it was meant as a big compliment and I am glad you read it that way. I think we've all been there (being blown away by someone else's work and wanting to incorporate elements into our own style). He is a very gifted painter in his own right and I'm sure there are many people trying to copy his style! I say, be true to yourself and trust in your own gifts.*I like the coffee cup painting on your blog very much, btw.-Leslie
you are a magician !!!!!
Too cool for school!I have this instant attraction to good paintings of light on light objects, and this is no different. Great!
Hello, Edward! Being a magician is the best job in the world. : )
Scott, thanks! That's a huge compliment coming from you-much appreciated.
What a dreamy, magical painting! Reading the comments on this one was interesting, too, and you're right about just being who you are, but it's seductive when you see all these great paintings... you say "I've got to try THAT!"Love your stuff...
Thanks Kelley! I enjoyed your paintings as well, especially the birds. : )
Another great one Leslie. Such pleasure to visit your blog.
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