Friday, August 20, 2010

In a French Hallway

In a French Hallway 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

A scene in a beautiful French house we were invited to lately. Thanks to the thick walls that old French houses usual have, it was pleasantly fresh inside, while the heat outside was nearly unbearable.

11 comments:

cohen labelle said...

What you do with light in this painting, Liza, is totally miraculous!!!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Liza, Your painting really conveys the sense of a cool, dark room, on a sweltering day! I love it!

Ulrike Miesen-Schürmann said...

Tolles Gegenlicht und diese Untermalung - sehr schön O:-)

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, Marcia. It was so much fun painting this picture and at the same time not easy. I was determined to capture that atmosphere that I loved when I visited this house!

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Nancy, thank you for your kind comment. I am pleased that you think I managed to evoke that impression.

Liza Hirst said...

Hallo Ulrike,
vielen Dank! Ich bin selber recht glücklich mit diesem Bild.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

The light in this one, and the peaceful simplicity is just miraculous. Plus there's a feeling of an intimate invitation -- to tea perhaps? So wonderful.

xoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Barbara,

Wouldn't it be nice to meet here for tea! Thank you for your kind words!

Karen Appleton said...

Wow, wow, wow, this is gorgeous!

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Karen, I am so sorry for the late reply, especially as I am always very happy to get comments from you, one of my favourite painters.
Thank you very much - I am thrilled you like it!

Marilyn said...

exceptional lighting, Liza. incredibly warm and inviting.