Friday, August 21, 2009

The Visitors

The Visitors by Liza Hirst

oil on canvas - Öl auf Leinwand - huile sur toilé
35 cm x 19 cm / 13,77" x 7,48"
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Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

This is lovely, so abstract and yet real too. Super.


Liza Hirst said...

Hi Barbara,

I am quite excited about this one myself and hope it is a step in a slightly different direction.
I am very pleased you like it.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Liza, I totally agree with you. Trying out new approaches, different ways is so important I think for our development. Sometimes the approaches can be quite subtle but here I think you have taken your courage in your hands and adopted some major changes. I love the way the figures comprise one family but also seem to be quite separate beings- 'within themselves' somehow.

Gretchen Kelly said...

This painting jumped out at me on the DPG and Ilove the new direction that you are taking. I like Shiela's comment above describing the togetherness yet separateness.
I look forward to seeing more of this new direction.

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you so much, Sheila and Gretchen, for your encouragement! I am touched and thrilled by the interest you share in this painting.

Linny D. Vine said...

This piece is wonderful, Liza. (Feels like that feeling of a social situation when every one there is feeling uncomfortable.)

Liza Hirst said...
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Liza Hirst said...

Thank you so much, Linn! You hit the nail right on the head! I am pleased to know now that I actually managed to capture that feeling.
Coincidently I had a visitor from Ottawa yesterday telling me that she was planning to move to Victoria because it is such a wonderful city - and today I discover your work! Guess that was supposed to happen - just perfect. I was very impressed by your ability to paint "light" - although your paintings are not realistic, they transmit a feeling of actually standing there in the sunshine! Wow!