Monday, January 18, 2010

My Things, Pile of Pullovers

My Things, Pile of Pullovers 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

A while ago I met an art expert from a prestigious auction house in Paris, who explained to me that he can see at first glance which country a painting comes from, depending on the main colour that was used. Apparently the german colour is green and he was not surprised to hear that I am half german when he saw a few of my paintings - I love green. He hated green....

9 comments:

Philippo said...

I had to laugh when I read your blurb.
Thanks for the departure photo from Bordeaux

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

when i saw this painting i thought - you are the coolest!

Pam Holnback said...

This is a really fun painting! Love it!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

I think his theory is ridiculous. I used to hate green, but in the past year I've grown to love it. Maybe that's because of the way you paint.

This is a gorgeous painting.

xoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

Liza Hirst said...

I also found it quite funny, Philippo, but he was serious about it!

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, last cup of coffee!

Liza Hirst said...

I am pleased you like it, Pam!

Liza Hirst said...

I agree with you, Barbara. I didn't believe him either. Perhaps it used to be like that in older times, when the art was more conform in general, but nowadays that certainly doesn't apply.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love green and this is a fabulous, fabulous painting!