Monday, December 21, 2009

Boston 2 or 3

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Bosrton Harbor same scene. Which one is preferred, Traditional or Stylized?
Don't be shy.

7 comments:

Nicole said...

They're both lovely and you're horrid to make me choose. The traditional one looks quite serene, while the other has a feeling of wind and approaching weather. If I were really nit-picky, I'd opt for the one with the looser brushwork because I prefer the boat off-centre.

Great job on both of them, though!

AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh Bill. Geez. I am truly a traditionalist and love all of your paintings in that style. That said, I've become a fast fan of your tired guy paintings too (oh...I mean stylized). LOL They are just a fabulous. I can't really choose either! I will say that the late at night stylized Bill meshes quite nicely with the traditionalist Bill though.

Bill Gavin said...

Thanks--I know the boat would be better off-center.

One painting is done with just a brush.

The other painting is started by drawing on the paper with the open tubes of paint and then using the brush. The colors come out brighter.

Maybe I can combine the two styles.

Candy said...

Of course, both are terrific, but my vote goes to the TGP. I love, love, love the colors!

Bill Gavin said...

Candy--Can I ask what TGP is?

Candy said...

I stole it from Autumn Leaves - Tired Guy Painting:) Merry Christmas!

Bill Gavin said...

More sleep...that's a thought.