Monday, January 25, 2010

A Place to Rest

There are a lot of paintings spread around my studio right now.
Some are just sketched in and others are just about finished.
Some are looking good, others, not so good.

I think these two make a nice pair.
The colors are similar, and the shadows are an integral part of the design in both of paintings.
They both have a peaceful mood.

"A Place to Rest" 14x18" oil, Frank Gardner © 2010
$1,430. Framed. Available at M Gallery of Fine Art
Sarasota, FL

"Santuario" 18x14" oil, Frank Gardner © 2010
$1,430. Framed. Available at M Gallery of Fine Art
Sarasota, FL


Anonymous said...

beautiful harmony of colours and brushwork Frank! and those little details eg the pigeons are delightful.
amazing there are so many crosses on the roof of the church!

Dean H. said...

They do make a great pair!! Lovely, calming, color in both.
I really like the texture in the light foreground with the pigeons.

Solvay said...

these two are so interesting juxtaposed to the one in the post below, Assorted Provisions.

so beautiful. love the shadows in Sanctuario and the contrasts of all sorts in Place of Rest. so marvelous how they, such different paintings, both do convey peacefulness.

: )

Solvay said...

oops - A Place to Rest.
so sorry.

The Windrush Gallery said...

Love the peaceful image they both overflow with. Especially love the church scene! Nice paintings Frank.

Barbara Pask said...

Oh yes Frank, love both of these. Wonderful colors and shadows.

Marian Fortunati said...


Candy Barr said...

The light on church on a computer screen looks fantastic.. must draw reverence in person! These larger works show your daily small painting investigations really informed you!~ wow Good luck with NE show.

Frank Gardner said...

Thank you Rahina, I'm glad that you like the pigeons.

Thanks Dean.

I always appreciate your comments Solveg!

Thank you John, hope all is well up there in Sedona.

Hi Barb! Thanks.

Thanks for the WOW Marian.

Thanks Candy.

Thank you very much Nancy.

Celeste Bergin said...

holy moley these are fantastic paintings! said...

You have made the front of that church beautiful with the tree shadows.

LoisW said...


Andrea Boff said...

great quality of light, and warmth

Gary Keimig said...

They are both very restive and would look good in my house. Very peaceful.

Jennifer McChristian said...

I love the play of light, shadow patterns in 'Sanctuario'.
'Place of Rest' is ravishing! Delicious contrast of red and greens.

Bill Sharp said...

Hi Frank, I like these new paintings a lot. I could be wrong bit it seems like your palette may be intensifying a bit.

Linny D. Vine said...

Warmth and light and beauty!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

... just dropped in to see what you've been up to and was not disappointed. Beautiful work; I especially love the figure against that red rail.

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Celeste.

Hi Bill, thanks, those shadows really attracted me.

Thanks Middle Aged Woman Blogging. I can't for the life of me find your name, so I'll just have to call you that.

Thanks Andrea.

Hi Gary, thanks. They are still available if you'd like them in your house.

Hi Jennifer, thanks a lot.

Hey Bill, good to hear from you. Same palette, but that red really jumps.

Thanks Linny.

Thanks Diana, thanks for dropping by, nice to hear from you.