Thursday, August 26, 2010

Check-In

Check-In 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

Waiting for the French ground staff. If you have the luck to meet one, you are a happy person....

12 comments:

Ruth Andre said...

Liza, I love your Blog. Beautiful works. I plan to add your blog link to my blog links list. Lovely!

SarahBowie said...

I love this painting. I only wish check-in areas were so colorful!

bridget Hunter said...

Its great how you've taken a simple subject and using design and colour made it into a wonderful little work.

Kim said...

Liza, this is absolutely fantastic! I love all your interiors - I still remember your chair in the hall - gorgeous work.

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, Ruth, also for adding me to your link list. I haven't had time yet to visit your blog but will definitely do that as soon as possible.

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Sarah,
thank you for your kind comment.
The picture is definitely nicer than the actual place!

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, Bridget. It was fun doing that and I am quite pleased with the outcome myself.

Liza Hirst said...

Kim, that is so nice of you! Thank you very much. I enjoyed your shoe paintings!

Karen Appleton said...

How fantastic!!! I love your using the airport as an interior subject! Public space vs the home/private space, both you make so gorgeous. Super!

Fred Bell said...

I really like your work a lot too! I have the same thing to say as the others, beautiful simplification and colors and light. I your link on my blog. Maybe you could add my link to yours. fredbellpaintngs.blogspot.com

Liza Hirst said...

Karen, thanks so much.
I was intrigued by the abstract quality of the composition and found it helpful that there were no decorative elements as flowers or anything like that. I often tend to get distracted by details and am trying to simplify my subjects and concentrate more on the colours and the light.
On the other hand I could totally relate to something you said a while ago, namely:

"We often hear, blur your vision and paint only the big shapes, but for me time stands still when I paint with my eyes wide open. I am fascinated with the kalidescope of colors that actually make up one object."

That's why I go back to painting realistic every now and then...
Thanks again, Liza

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you for your kind comment, Fred, and for including my link on your blog. I will put your's on mine, too, as soon as I get round to it.