Monday, September 21, 2009

L'Atelier Gris II, sunny corner in artist's studio

L'Atelier Gris II by Liza Hirst

oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
15 cm x 15 cm / 5,9" x 5,9"
Buy it here

Well, I tried to do this one a bit looser than the first one but I am not sure I like it better. I wanted to ignore the details - the difficulty is to decide which detail is superfluous which essential? When is less more?


Last Cup Of Coffee said...

Liza I saw your wonderful paintings in a little movie about Cezanne!!! I hope you like it!!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

I like both of them very much. The big question is whether or not it works for you. I like the feeling of green outside the window.

Take care,


Liza Hirst said...

Myra! That is incredible, wonderful! Such a nice surprise on a grey, foggy, chilly morning!! Thank you very, very much - I really enjoyed looking at the movie and feel honored that you chose to feature my paintings alongside those of Cezanne's - wow!

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Barbara, I'm pleased you like them - it was the green outside that made me paint them - I love that colour combination of the bluey grey walls and the light green - and then the pink of the sofa in the other corner. Actually that just now makes me think that I should perhaps try to do an abstract only featuring the colours, no objects. Thank you for your encouragement!

Renae said...

Liza...beautiful, I adore the colours!