Thursday, August 20, 2009

Watching the Planes at Bergerac Airport

Watching the Planes at Bergerac Airport by Liza Hirst

oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
25 cm x 25 cm / 9,84" x 9,84"
sold - verkauft - vendu


Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

What a moving portrait. It looks like this man (familiar I think) would like to fly, or perhaps he's longing for someone to arrive.

I've just spent a full day waiting at the airport for my son, then back again to retrieve his baggage, then waiting for a storm to pass so we could go home, so this piece seems so poignant to me.


Liza Hirst said...

Yes, he did indeed turn out looking a bit too longing, but I am sure he wouldn't have minded to fly away himself. He was actually waiting for his son, too!
One tends to spend hours at an airport ! - although one always thinks it's the fastest way to travel I am beginning to doubt that!

Vicente Herrero said...

Magnifique trebail,très bon en général.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful painting, love the colors in it. So much more than just a portrait, alot going on in the bkgd, awesome.


PAT MEYER -- said...

This is one of the best ever!. The emotion that you have captured is superb!

I am still asking about the exchange student situation. Is there still a need?

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, Vincente! Pleased you like it.

Liza Hirst said...

Thanks to you, too, Ray. That's what I was aiming at - to capture the atmosphere at the airport.

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Pat,
I am pleased you like my painting so much. In regard to the student exchange I just heard yesterday that finally my sister in Michigan has volunteered to have the boy stay with her although her situation is by far not really ideal. Thank you so much for your efforts!!!