This is another of my favorite paintings at my one person show currently on display at M Gallery in Charleston.
It's based on one of my 5x7 mini paintings from the Bicentennial Collection called "Evening Light".
I was able to take it so much further on the larger scale.
The painting has a beautiful dark frame on it and is still available.
"No Hurry" 30x40" oil on linen, Frank Gardner © 2010
$6,000. Framed. Available at M Gallery, Charleston,SC
Riding into the evening light, these two boys lead the family's cows home at the end of a day of grazing in the fields. The trees and vines along the fence on the right block the sun. The feeling of coming out of the shadow as they round the corner into the bright sunlight is what I was trying to capture in this painting. The closeness of the animals on the narrow road group them together into one mass of shadow while the legs against the sun on the road and a few highlights on their backs define them just enough.
"Evening Light" 5x7" oil on panel, Frank Gardner © 2010