Friday, May 16, 2008

"The Lookout"

12 x 12"
oil on masonite

My new painting today - a woman getting in some reading time while her group wanders around the museum. You may be familiar with the Art Institute, this was taken from the first floor Sculpture Gallery in the center of the American Art collection. You'll usually see people resting or reading on the benches and chairs - it's a beautiful, sky-lit sanctuary from the rest of the musuem - a nice place for a moment of Zen. The marble sculpture The Lost Pleiade by Randolph Rogers seemingly is keeping a lookout for the woman while she catches up on her novel.

This painting will be included in Howard/Mandville's Anniversary Show taking place during the month of June. Please click here for a larger view.


jilly ballantyne said...

What a beautiful moment, and a great composition!
Jilly in France

Anonymous said...

I really like this design. So muted but for the splash of red.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

OMG. Stunning.

mousewords said...

Just--I dunno--just, like, GASP. ;-)