Monday, September 13, 2010

Sept. 13th mini paintings - Bicentennial Collection

I still have a lot of work to finish in the next two weeks for my show in Charleston, plus, I started 30x40" yesterday that I hope to include in the show. It is inspired by one of these minis.
But, as promised, I have a few mini paintings from today to post.

The first is a view of San Miguel, early in the morning, when the sun is just starting to light up the buildings in the center of town. This was a really hard subject to fit onto a 5x7" board. It had me frustrated for a while, but I like how it ended up.

"Early Morning" 5x7" oil on panel, Frank Gardner © 2010
Unframed $110. USD + shipping

I wanted to switch the subject matter up a little, so I painted this hen and chicks walking along a wall. The bougainvillea adds a little brightness in contrast of the subtle colors of the chicks against the wall.

"Pollitos" 6x6" oil on linen panel, Frank Gardner © 2010
Unframed $110. USD + shipping

The last one for tonight is of a mariachi group playing in front of the church in the main square. The color is off a bit since the sun was going down when I photographed it. I'll switch this photo out for a better one tomorrow. I think the color in the painting is a little stronger and the green mariachi suits are a bit darker than it shows here in the pic. There was some cool reflection from the sky that I could not get rid of in the photo.

"Mariachi" 5x7" oil on panel, Frank Gardner © 2010
Unframed $110. USD + shipping

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Susan Renee Lammers said...

Great job on these minis! I like them all! I just love to paint these small paintings. I am glad to see you doing these! I just subscribed to the blog so I can view them all. Looks like you are having fun. Love the musicans and the view of the city. But all are great!

Anonymous said...

wonderful brushwork Frank... your ability to capture a moment in time and keep it alive is sublime.