Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bird, Suitcase, Bike


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close-up of "Bird, Suitcase, Bike"
I did this larger painting yesterday from a photo I took in Freiburg, Germany a couple of years ago. The sign at the top reads "Engel - Apotheke" which means Angel Pharmacy. Here is the close-up of the lady. -->

So, what's funny about this is it had 2 more people in it, but they were both in awkward positions so I left them out. My husband came in and said, "These 2 look awful lonely." I puzzled over it for about an hour and finally looked up pictures of pigeons (which we see in Freiburg) in similar light and added one along the bottom. I don't usually add things like that, but I think it turned out really well.

In other news, I took some frozen pictures yesterday, and finished my quilt!

14 comments:

Karen Boe said...

This is beautiful Carol - I think you made a good call and you did a great job of "pasting" the bird into the scene - looks like it belongs. I imagine scaling it took some extra thought. I also like that it's facing out - makes me feel that there's life happening beyond the frame.

Sue Marrazzo said...

Nice painting...NICE POST, too!

Celia Blanco said...

I like the addition of the pigeon, great painting.

Lee Ekland said...

Love the tension between the woman and the pigeon, love this painting!

Anja Essler said...

This is brilliant - wow. And when do you plan to come to Germany again? Pleeeease! :-) In any case, I would sign up immediately!

Robie Benve Art said...

Carol,
Beautiful painting, awesome bike, and I love the addition of the pigeon (yay David!)

Karen d'Angeac Mihm said...

Love it Carol, what a great composition! I think the pigeon looks awesome there!

Linda Popple said...

Very nice! I am so impressed with the bicycle! Amazing!

Trinka said...

Wow - lovely! I'm a new fan and have been working on a 42x36 for a year now (talk about procrastination!)
I love your use of color and also just the suggestion of spokes. I've been so mired with getting detail perfect - thanks for freeing me!
Trinka

Carol Marine said...

Thanks you guys!! It sure makes a girl feel grand to get so many wonderful comments!

Anja- I will be in Germany again this spring but not to teach. : ( It's just a family visit. Sorry about that.

Karen Werner said...

Fabulous! Perfect composition.

Carol Jessen said...

Reminds me of Hopper! Nice painting!

Amanda Eck said...

nice artwork. you have really copied the original photo to a lively painting.

Helen Ström said...

Yeah! Something about Hopper here! nice!