Cindy Gosselin  

Dead Men Tell No Tales by Cindy Gosselin

January 2020 - Dead Men Tell No Tales

January 2020 - Cindy Gosselin


About the Image(s)

This skeleton pirate was a display at a local Renaissance Fair. I thought of it as a painting right from the start. This was so much fun to paint!! I chose to paint a blue background to complement the blue of the vest. I had to freehand paint more coins and the coin pouch; as well as add the suggestion of a tabletop.

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6 comments posted

Wow, what an unusual subject matter but magnificently handled.
I can see why you were both challenged and found enjoyable the painting of it.
The background is so much better than the original.
A great outcome.   Posted: 01/07/2020 12:22:41

Terrific work in painting the scary subject. I like the way you handled the background colors and lighting.   Posted: 01/11/2020 20:26:37

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
You are so clever. I probably would have walked right by this. Creative image and painted beautifully. Nice work in adding the extra coins and eliminating the other details. Your brush strokes have a lovely emotional flow to them. Nicely done. Mixer Brush right?   Posted: 01/15/2020 10:55:04
Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
Yup!! Entirely with the mixer brush. Background painted with Michelle's techniques of scrumbler and background breakup.   Posted: 01/15/2020 11:01:16

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
Creative is the understatement of the year. I often photograph things like this with great ideas and then when I sit down to work them actuality and dreams don't meet. Fabulous result.   Posted: 01/18/2020 15:59:14

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
Yikes! I wouldn't want to meet this character anytime soon. Nice job pulling out the skeleton and replacing the background with nebulous sky type of paintwork. The only thing that bothers me is the coin pile which remains too bright and fakey-looking and draws my eye off the subject too much. I applaud your mixer brush work.   Posted: 01/25/2020 11:48:58