Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"High Chair"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold

I had just finished a really complex painting, a scene that includes twenty people - one of those where I didn't think I could pull it off. It just takes patience and I think it's a winner. You'll see that piece in a few weeks - it'll be included in Howard/Mandville Gallery's Small Works Show. Needless to say, after that one, I felt the need to loosen up with a quick, simpler scene - a lifeguard on Hilton Head Island - a job where the uneventful is a good thing.




11 comments:

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love the simplicity of this. And the red umbrella!

Bev Boren said...

Great composition, love everything about this!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Well, I don't think this was that simple either. The composition is divine, paint handling excellent, you know that by now, but especialy the joie de vivre totally intact. YES!

n. rhodes harper said...

Love the color palette. The red is so gorgeous!I so wish I were joining you at Hilton Head! :(

Anne Marie Propst said...

Beautiful scene. Wish I was there.

Steve PP said...

Great colours, the neutrals really make that red parasol sing!

Jesus Estevez said...

you are so good with composing, where did you learn?. I love this painting,is very good

Elizabeth Destouches said...

I really get that loose and relaxed feeling you talk about while looking at the painting. Just what I needed in this mad back to school rush.

Liza Hirst said...

I agree - great composition, wonderful colour combination, a real eye catcher.
I love it!

Elaine Hurst said...

You have such wonderful compositions and colors! This is very nice.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

fabulous! Love the red and the off center composition.