Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A Painting from Today (updated)

I added a few more brushstrokes and here is the finished piece. I thought that it might be interesting if I left the image from yesterday for comparison.


"A Glance to the Left", 6" x 8" oil on board, 2008
Private Collection


"A Glance to the Left", 6" x 8" oil on board

I only had a little time to paint today, so I started a new 6x8. Here is how I left it.
There are a few things that I want to adjust tomorrow. Then I will sign it and re post the photo.

8 comments:

Eric Orchard said...

This one's great Frank, the colours and implied reflected light is extremely evocative of a certain time of day( I think I've said this before)
..... I was just interupted by a parent of one of the students I teach-it's parent teacher night- and she's Mexican(Carreras) and recognized the areas the areas that you painted, she loved your work.

Frank Gardner said...

It is always good to hear your opinion Eric. Thanks for commenting.

Joanne said...

Hi Frank,
One of the signs of a gifted artist is the ability to convey so much information and illicit so much response with so few strokes. You manage to accomplish that over and over again. I love the brilliant color in this painting...it speaks of extremely bright light, and perhaps heat - which I would like to experience right now. Just looked outside and nope - it is still covered in white snow. Sigh! :-)

Frank Gardner said...

Thank you for the compliment Joanne. I wish I could bottle up some of this sun and send it up your way.

Linda Blondheim said...

Frank, I love how the two blues of their clothing frame the painting. Lovely balance of composition.
Love,
Linda
www.lindablondheimartnotes.blogspot.com

Frank Gardner said...

Hi Linda, Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment. It is great to hear from you. Your blog looks like it has tons of interesting info. I'll be stopping by to read up as I have time. I had not seen it before. Might have to try some of those recipes too.

Ambera said...

This is by far one of my favorites. I love seeing you paint figures, their body language always seems so simple, and yet it's so affecting. You've really captured a moment, and that gorgeous light is just the icing on the cake.

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Ambera. I like the figures in this one too. Almost left the girl in the hoodie out, but without her the thing falls apart. The way that she and the man are looking left and the rest of the movement goes right just works so well.
Glad you like it. It sold while still wet.