Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Pumpkin in Fog, semi abstract

Pumpkin in Fog by Liza Hirst

oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
15 cm x 15 cm / 5,9" x 5,9"
sold - verkauft - vendu

You might wonder what on earth I painted here - well, after having tried for three hours - in agony - to come up with a decent painting of a pumpkin, I finally gave up and decided to wipe it all off. Yet, I did quite like the stem and kept wiping around it, not really wanting to destroy the only tiny little part of the painting I felt happy with. Holding on to the stem, so to say.... And then, I thought it had something, that pumpkin in a foggy cloud and decided to post it nevertheless. What do you think? I offer it for 70 Euros.


Barbara M. said...

So good. As someone with a birthday on the witching day, I get this. I saw fog lying over the pumpkins for sale north of the city yesterday. It is suitably mysterious and odd.

By the way I do not like the ghoulish aspects of Hallow'een or horror movies that crop up at this time of year, but pumpkins are beautiful.
And your paintings are always beautiful.


Liza Hirst said...

So when is witching day? I am not too familiar with the details of Halloween, as we don't celebrate that here. And, just like you, I am not a fan of horror movies and all that stuff either!
Glad you like my mishap painting, Barbara. Thank you!

Edward B. Gordon said...

I think it is a fantastic work !

Liza Hirst said...

I am thrilled you like it, Edward!
Thanks for leaving a comment.
Perhaps I should wipe off more of my paintings in the future...

Edward B. Gordon said...

well it is a method I am using a lot. Often it provides us with a clear view, simplifies things, often one paints too much, one focus point, simple and clear, is so much more satisfying to the eye, and that is exactly the case and magic with this painting here

(the portrait is 50 cm x 60)

all the very best to you


Liza Hirst said...

Thanks for the reply, Edward.
I do also wipe off my paintings every now and then to get a clearer view, as you say, but then I usually paint over that again which I didn't do here.