Thursday, May 20, 2010

100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings, Original Art Work from A Colorado Daily Painter, 12/100


MacAllister House Sidewalk and Blog Breakfast
8" x 10" oil on board
$195.00 + $10. s/h
SOLD

This is another piece from the day my plein air group painted at the MacAllister House Museum, 2 weeks ago.  I loved the way the daffodils and fence created a shadow on the sidewalk.

I continue to be amazed at the world of blogging and how small the blogosphere really is.  I have had three blog events this week:  A blog plug by Nancy Hartley, a blog interview by Ed Newman, and yesterday I had breakfast with Dana Cooper!  Dana was in Colorado Springs visiting her son who attends the Air Force Academy.  She had emailed me that she'd be in town and luckily our schedules worked!  We met for breakfast and before I knew it, the whole morning was gone, it was 12:15 and she had to leave!  We had a great visit.  If you are not familiar with her work and blog, check them out.  She's a great artist! And great person!

22 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

I love this piece Pam! The yellow of the flowers complimenting and complimented by the purple of the shadows is great!
Thanks for your kind words, I believe art unites us in wonderful ways!

Sandra Galda said...

Very nice painting! I love the color contrast and the super shadow of the fence

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Wow - love the shadows and how you arranged/composed this one. The blue violet shadows against white, all near the yellow complimentary flowers is dynamite!

Sheila said...

I love love love this Pam! Perfect composition with the center point of interest on those amazing shadows. I would have liked to have painted the same scene but even now it intimidates me.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is a magnificent composition, and the shadows make the piece truly spectacular! Love it, Pam!

LindaHunt said...

Pam,
I really like this painting very much the color and composition are so perfectly balanced. Nice Painting!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, Lovely shadows, and brilliant composition! All this makes a beautiful painting!

AutumnLeaves said...

I think this is one of my favorites to date, Pam. The cheerful yellow, the sunshine and spring time...What is not to love? Well done with the shadows too!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

This painting is so fun and playful. Love the colors, love the subject matter, great compostion.

Janice said...

Another one of my favorites, I love the shadow contrast with the yellow flowers!

Linda said...

The shadows are spectacular with those yellow tulips! Just beautiful!

How nice for you and Dana to meet!

Pam Holnback said...

Dana, Thank you. You're right, we are united by our art. It is amazing to find a group of people with whom we have so much incommon...our art.

Thank you Sandra, The painting was right there in front of me. All I had to do was put it down on canvas!

Debbi, Thanks so much. The composition was there, right on the sidewalk. all I had to do was make the shadows violet.

Thank you so, so, so much Sheila! You wouldn't have been intimidated. It's sometimes just jumping right in!

Claire, Thanks. In this one the shadow is the star and the flowers are the supporting cast!

Thank you so much Linda. I added my own to the colors, but, the composition was there.

Nancy, As always, thank you so much for your support and thoughts.

Julie Hill said...

Oh Pam...this piece is great. The yellow daffodils contrasting with the purple shadow...great composition to!Well done!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Pam, what a beautiful painting. I love the composition and of the colors, the yellow of the flowers and the purple shadows. I feel as though I am repeating Dana Coopers words and yes that what I am doing. Outstanding painting.

Karen said...

What a fantastic and unusual composition! I think it's so hard to see this kind of thing...that you saw the shadow as somehow as 'tangible' as the actual flowers. How cool.

Art with Liz said...

This is a great painting Pam - such a different perspective, a really wonderful composition.

Celeste Bergin said...

what a nice painting--shows your strong sense of design..and the complementary colors just sing.
I know what you mean about the blogosphere seeming "neighborly" somehow--it is a wonderful "community"

Pam Holnback said...

Sherrie, Thank yo so much. A favorite...that gets me thinking. What is a piece really pulls us in.

Thank you Janice, I should get in touch w/ you. My plein air group is going to Denver to the Iris Garden, you may want to meet us.

Amy, Thank you. I think of your paintings as fun, so coming from you, this is a true complement!

Thank you Linda, Those shadows were there! And, yes, it was really great to meet Dana.

Julie, Thank you so much! Sometimes the complements are right there in front of us!

Thank you so much Joan, Your thoughts mean a lot.

Karen, Thank you. It was a lucky moment. My group was out early, and those shadows wouldn't have been there much later. I'm now wondering if there will be different flowers there tis next month. Would make another piece.

Thank you Liz, I do paint a lot of florals, and I was drawn out to the sidewalk to look at the daffodils, But, the shadow shapes kept me out there!

Celeste, Thank you. I look forward to hearing vicariously to my bloggger. friends!

r garriott said...

Oh! Isn't this nice!!! I LOVE the shadow of the fence. Wonderful!

Dayna Talbot said...

Pam.....I absolutely love this painting, The colors are great and the composition is fantastic....

Pam Holnback said...

R and Dayna, Thank you, thank you. I loved painting this! It just fell into place!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

that is fantastic!! Love the color harmony. Love everything about it!