Friday, January 14, 2011

Early Morning Barcelona

Early Morning Barcelona by Liza Hirst

oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
15 cm x 15 cm / 5,9" x 5,9"
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I liked the combination of the greys at the bottom of the painting with the oranges and yellows.
And - I've found the solution for taking a photo of the finished painting. It's tricky but it works - see below:

12 comments:

Kerri Settle said...

The sense of light is beautiful in this painting. I, too, love the desaturated foreground against the colorful background - it really moves the eye into the painting.

Karen Bruson said...

Love your color palette and composition.

Pam Holnback said...

Strong and striking. Great light and color.

Brian Cameron said...

Good stuff liza.
Over here in the U.s. we call what you did with the camera "yankee ingenuity"
I had to laugh!

Carmen Beecher said...

Beautiful painting, I love the morning light's warm colors.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I love the view of the sun just starting to light up the city. Nice piece, Liza!

Carol Nelson said...

Beautiful, Liza. You pack an amazing amount of detail into such a small format.

mary maxam said...

wonderful warm light presented here and I do light all the violet contrasts. The photo set up is really intriquing too-I have to try that!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

Aren't you something! Beautiful painting, and I like all of your paintings of the city. Wish I could be there with you. Have fun!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Liza Hirst said...

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments! In regard to the photo set up, I would like to mention that at home I have a different camera and a proper tripod and I don't have to lay the painting horizontally to avoid reflections! This here is of course only for the time being...

Gwen Bell said...

Beautiful portrayal of light! The muted purples and oranges are so dynamic. Really lovely!

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, Gwen!