Saturday, September 25, 2010

100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings, Original Artwork by Pam Holnback, 49/100


Sand Shovel
8" x 8" oil on cradled panel
$195.00 + $10. s/h

I saw this shovel when out painting with my plein air group.  It was an overcast day and there was no strong dark and light on the sand or shovel, but I loved the rust.  This was a good reminder to stick with the values, and the rest would come.

18 comments:

Bridget Hunter said...

Hello Pam - you have again turned something very ordinary into a lively colourful painting. I like it very much.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Yep. Love the colors here. Your rust is very rusty and the blue complement is wonderful.

Cathyann said...

Nice solid form, Pam.

SYLVIANE said...

I like this tool, and your colors.Beautiful painting, Pam!and thank you for your so nice comments on my portrait;what

Linda Popple said...

This is a great example of taking an ordinary every day object and turning it into something extraordinary. The colors really are perfect! Love it!

Gary Keimig said...

it is so amazing how one can take the simplest subject and turn it into a painting of note. You have done that exact thing with this one, Pam. Love the colors you used to accomplish it.

Ruth Andre said...

You have captured such beauty in this old shovel. Love the colors.

Kelley Sanford said...

You've brought a bit of "extraordinary" to this ordinary gardening tool. Nicely done, Pam.

mary maxam said...

what a clever subject and I love the blue and rust of this shovel. really nice

Art with Liz said...

Oh my Pam, the simplicity and colouring of this piece are beautiful!

Pam Holnback said...

Bridget, Thank you so much. I spend a lot of time in gardens. So, the tools are right there!

Thank you Elizabeth, Rust is such a great color.

Celeste Bergin said...

great composition, shapes and color!

Julie Hill said...

Amazing...you took a very un-romantic utilitarian piece and made lovely...the colors you used just work. love it!

Pam Holnback said...

Cathyann, As always, thank you so much!

Thank you Sylviane, So glad that you like the colos.

Linda, Thank you! There are so many ordinary things in front of us. It is fun to think of them as art.

Thank you so much Gary!

Ruth, Thank you! The older the better!

Thank you Kelley!

Mary, Thank you. I like these tools. Every garden I visit seems to have them.

Thank you Liz. I had fun w/ this one.

Celeste, Thank you!

Julie, Thank you. Appreicate your thoughts.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Wonderful lights and darks! Beautiful subtle colors!

Shirley Fachilla said...

Lovely diagonals and the color of rust is one of my all time favorites, especially when paired with its complement of blue.

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you so much Nancy!

Shirley, Thank you. Complements do complement each other!

Victor Errington said...

Hi Pam.
As I have said before now, It is difficult to pick out a painting of yours to comment on, they are all wonderful paintings. But I have chosen this one, the Sand Shovel, it`s brilliant. All the best Pam.
Vic.