Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Out and About"

Thought that I would lower my vantage point on this one. I really like how the hen's head breaks the horizon line in this one instead of looking down on her.



"Out and About", 14x18" oil on linen, Frank Gardner © 2009
Private Collection

17 comments:

Susan Carlin said...

This painting shows what I love about your paintings... all that warm and cool color dancing around next to each other! You're the best.

Joanne said...

The blue of this hen is SO gorgeous! I love how it reads "white" without being white. And another thing I love about this painting is how subtle those cute little chicks are, hiding in the grass. Very, very nice!

Art with Liz said...

This is fantastic the way you've come down to hen height and the amazing blue of the shadows on her with the strong sunlight behind.

Bobbi Heath said...

I love the shady hen with just a few spots of light, and the chicks are gorgeous. The whole painting works so beautifully.

Barbara Pask said...

Wonderful Frank. Love the colors in the grass and hills and I like that the little guy is back lit.

Pam Holnback said...

As always, this is a beautiful painting...the color, the height, the highlights...all of it!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Yes Yes Yes! The color of the hen is awesome!

JMahorney said...

I love it. those chicks are the perfect little spots of color. :)

Dean H. said...

Really love this one, Frank! The in and out of shadow lighting is wonderful!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Wonderful glowing violet shadow!

I enjoyed stopping by to see what you've been painting lately.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Beautiful subtle value/color modulation.

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks everyone!
Your comments really mean a lot to me.

Wodjo said...

Nice palette

Solvay said...

Very sweet and dear, ths one. Charming, really.

warren said...

I hadn't even noticed the chicks before reading the comments! what I like is the hen, you have just caught a lovely hen expression!

Jason Waskey said...

That is a good lookin' chicken.

Lovely.

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Wodjo.

Hi Solveg. Thanks, I am putting off delivering it to it's owner because I enjoy having it here on my wall.

Thanks Warren.

Thanks Jason. Nice to hear from you. Hope all is well.