Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Girl on Burro"

I've been a little slow about getting paintings posted here. Thanks for sticking with me. It will probably be a week or so before I get another blog post up.

I'm going to be doing some painting with Scott Tallman Powers. We'll be painting in some very small villages around San Miguel for the next week. I'm sure it will be a lot of fun.

Here is another painting from about a week ago.I used a two different photos of this girl on her burro for reference and changed things around a bit to get the design I wanted.
I'm real happy with the way it came out.

"Girl on Burro", 8x10" oil, Frank Gardner © 2009
Private Collection


Unknown said...

Beautiful rich greens. I particularly like the way the girl's vest colour stands out against the background.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Very nice.

Pam Holnback said...

I like the motion of the tree and sky holes vs the tranquility of the girl and burro.

Laurie G. Miller said...

Wow! Crisp. Bright. Fabulous painting.

craigstephens said...


Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Helloooo amigo! :o)

I love this one. You are going to say how boring am I..everytime there is a burro here I come saying I love it. lol, but what can I do? I do love it!

And this one is even more special with the girl riding the burrito. I feel there is a story to be told here. Wonderful work! Have fun on your trip. :o)

Jason Peck said...

Hey Frank,

I love this painting, beautiful work.

Best Jason said...

Oh I like this painting. I like the different green of her shirt against the greens of the background.

Art with Liz said...

So you should be happy with this. It's fantastic.

Dean H. said...

Beautiful work, Frank! It definitely has your signature touch all over it!

Don Coker said...

Love the color in this one, Frank! Good stuff.

Solvay said...

The colors are so brilliant - like fireworks and flowers all at once!

Just the other day, I had a weird experience driving down the road: all the colors of the summer day intensified and began to bloom towards me (no, no drug trips or even flashbacks going on), and I thought about a whole group of paintings I'd seen in my life and wondered if the painters were having that same experience - the colors coming at them like a life force.
Anyway, when I logged onto your blog just now, that experience came to mind. So bright, this painting!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Fantastic! Love the complementary colors and lively brush strokes. Great composition too.
Keep em' coming!

gianlucio said...

Beautiful painting!

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Mick. It's a real challenge to work with all of the greens at this time of year.

Thanks Dale.

Thanks Pam. Glad you like that part.

Thank you Laurie.

Thanks Craig.

Definitely a story in this one Alicia. Gracis!!!

Thanks a lot Jason.

Hi Bill, thanks!

I am Liz, thanks.

Thanks Dean.

Hi Dan, thanks.

Yeah Solveg. Color turns me on like that a lot.

Hi Jennifer, thanks a lot, I appreciate it.

Thanks Gianlucio.

Solvay said...

: )