You have a thing for tug boats don't you?
Gorgeous neutrals! Makes the red really stand out.Another stunning piece!
this is a great one. Love the design you put into the ice. Great eye for subject matter too - I gotta get out there with ya.
Steve, so.. what's wrong with that? :o
Thanks Jennifer, appreciate it!
cheers Marco, we'll have to all get out there for a paintout this spring. ;)
I always enjoy your work. I think of them as "plump little paintings," in part because they are usually tight crops where the entire frame is filled, and I can feel the dimensionality of the objects and buildings almost directly. In this series, I most enjoy the thing painting. I like the jigsaw puzzle aspect to the comp a lot. In a number of your earlier pieces, I get a kick out of the fact that you have very playfully placed things dead center then toyed with destabilizing the comp from there.
I like the way you look at things and what you make out of it.
I'm totally copying your 'isolated vehicle sketches' idea now. There's something poetic about removing the element from its surroundings and just making the picture about that.
Hey Marco, rip it off all ya want!! I ripped it off someone else I'm sure LOL. Nice paintings from Van Island on your blog too.cheers
Hi Vicki, Thanks for stopping by. You must be a clairvoyant, because your comment about having a focal point dead center, and then building around it is basically my thought process as I paint these. I'd like to employ somewhat more elaborate composition schemes, but haven't gotten there just yet! The "vw thing" (and I'm flattered you can tell it IS that) was a '69 I think?, and definitely was amidst a jigsaw of colour!
Yeah, I see, representational Mondrians... (-: Also like the apple green pop top. I remember those--borrowed a friend's yellow one to move once!
Just so classy!
Congratulations on your painting's acceptance into the show!
Hello Micheal,It has been a while since we have been in touch, not since the "Old Penn Drive Days".Was in touch with your brother and advised me to check out your site.Love the Volkswagon Collection, you definently have an a original technique and the colours really compliment the vehicles.What about a "Chevy Nova" LOL Remember that car?Congratulations on your Site!
the VW truck one has real possiblitys you might do a bigger one...
Hey Dave, wow.. long time no talk! I'm sure I was traumatized driving around in that Chevy Nova, so maybe that's where my appreciation of slightly better mechanical design comes from LOL. Thanks for the crit and checking this stuff out. :D
Thanks Bill, yeah that camper was a beaut. It's always around.. so I may go back and do something larger.
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