Monday, December 06, 2010

Book Market

Book Market 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

With Christmas coming up, this is the time of strolling through markets, in search of original presents. Christmas-, book- and antique markets are very popular here in France and often take place in beautiful old barns, all lit up and sometimes nicely decorated.


Virginia Floyd said...

What a great mood in this painting! Love all the lovely warm tones. Beautifully rendered figures, too.

Barbara M. said...

I like the warmth and excitement in this one Liza, it's sooooo cold here. My hands are freezing as I type.


Liza Hirst said...

Hi Virginia,

I am pleased you like it. It were the warm colours that drew me to this picture. Thank you!

Liza Hirst said...

Barbara, so sorry to hear that you're freezing! I know exactly what that's like and am more than happy that we now live in a house with central heating. To us - pure luxury!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Fabulous. I agree with the previous comments, about the warmth of the light and the 'right on' posture of the figures.
Beautiful composition and mood.
Merry Christmas Liza!

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you very much, Mary! And Merry Christmas to you, too!