Friday, March 12, 2010

Daylight

Daylight 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

After indulging into all those bright colors over the last few days, I felt like calming down a bit again. I am playing with the idea of painting a few of these interiors on a larger scale for an exhibition I will be participating in during the summer. I imagine using a really big paint brush and splashing the paint onto the canvas!

11 comments:

cohen labelle said...

Liza, I’ll say it again. You’re a painters’ painter!! The daylight gives this room a palatial feel to it although I must say, I love the electric light and combination of light you use for the other interiors as well! They're all beautiful!
Marcia

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi again Liza!... Sorry for the ""kucky"...meaning lucky typo in my last comment!

I visited both of your book previews... you handle all genres with aplomb and equal abilty!

Good luck.. and good painting!

Regards,
Bruce Sherman

PS We share Kingston in pour roots! I graduated from Queen's U and taught in Kingston for nearly thirty years! Small world... Eh!

jyothisethu said...

liza,
good work of art...
love your blog (went through it completely)...
congratulations...

Lisa Daria said...

These brushstrokes are perfect - not too much - not too little just the perfect amount put down to construct an object - great simplification of forms - nice values and i love the mood of the lighting.

Liza Hirst said...

Thanks so much, Marcia!
The combination of electric light and daylight arouses my attention again and again. I like the contrast of the warm and cold and so on ...

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Bruce,

I was wondering what that was supposed to mean, "kucky", and thought my english vocabulary was simply too limited...
NOW I understand! Thank you so much for your kind comments - I am very pleased you enjoyed looking at my paintings and my books.
I only spent some of my childhood in Kingston but have been there on a few visits since. It is a lovely town!
Happy painting to you, too, and thanks again,
Liza

Liza Hirst said...

Hi, jyothisethu,

Thank you for your kind comment and for taking the time to look at all my work! I feel honoured and am pleased you enjoyed it!

Liza Hirst said...

Lisa, a comment like that from you! Wow. Thank you!
I am a great admirer of your work, which I receive as an email every day, but simply don't get round to commenting. I will try to improve that.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

This is just glorious. I love everything about it. The light blue against the burgundy grey -- such amazing use of colour and design. I love that you placed your signature in the top left corner so you
wouldn't interfere with the coffee table.

xoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Liza Hirst said...

Merci beaucoup, Barbara! This is one of my favorite in this series.
And I hope I can keep up that kind of brushwork for a little longer.
The next two paintings aren't in the same flow but hopefully a few more after that. You know how I keep travelling from realistic to painterly back and forth.

Anonymous said...

I read through this whole page of your blog from bottom to top, to get the proper chronology. So first I saw the lamplight living room scenes - and then \WOW/ the daylight one. May I borrow your palette for this one (smiley)?
Henriet Ferguson, amateur enjoyer of paintings and painting, Netherlands