Friday, March 19, 2010

"A Moment Together"

The workshop last week went really well. There were 6 dedicated students and I had a good time working with them. The food provided by our hosts at the ranch was over the top... again. I think I'll work on setting dates for another class just to get some more of the food and wonderful hospitality.
Here is a new painting that I just finished. It is of a corner on the main square here in San Miguel. I decided to add two figures in the shadow of the trees for a little balance and scale.


"A Moment Together", 14x11" oil, Frank Gardner © 2010
$1,050. Framed. Available at Galeria Gardner

15 comments:

Perry Brown said...

Hi Frank- Great handling of the complicated shapes. Color is beautiful too!

Elizabeth said...

A very love;y painting.
Such colors!!!

Marian Fortunati said...

Gorgeous, as always, Frank!!!

It's not hard to be dedicated with such a great teacher present!!! (or was it the food???)

Jennifer McChristian said...

A beauty indeed!
Glad your workshop went well :)
Are you still looking into organizing a plein air painting/riding workshop for other instructors in Sam Miguel?

rahina q.h. said...

beautiful mass of shapes and colours!

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks everyone.

I miss having you around Marian. I miss the food too.

Yes Jennifer, I am still hoping to do that. I'll email you about it if you're still interested.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

This is SOOOO beautiful Frank! I love it right to the small highlights on the top of the trees. Beautiful!

Dean H. said...

Beautiful, Frank! The figure clothed in blue is just the right amount of accent against the surrounding red.

Ershad said...

I like one thing about your paining that is no inappropriate things.

Edgar said...

I really enjoy this urban work from you, Frank. It's Old World and idiosyncratic, and alive with the unique lights and colors of the desert, filtered through an astute eye.

Barbara Pask said...

Wonderful painting Frank. Love the pillars and steps and the colors are just gorgeous.

Paz said...

I'm glad you had a good and successful workshop.

As usual, I like your painting. The addition of the two figures work. ;-)

Paz

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

Lovely painting. The trees are luscious.

Frank Gardner said...

Hola Alicia, muchas gracias. Espero que todo esta bien para ti.
Glad you like that Dean. Thanks.
Thanks for the comment Edgar, nice to hear from you.
Thanks Barb, how's the painting going?
Thanks Paz. I appreciate it.
Thank you Bill.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

luscious color.