Friday, June 22, 2012

Painting again, yippie!

La Defense by Night



It's been ages, as you might have noticed and I am very, very happy to be back.
Back here, back to painting, back to me (maybe, hopefully...)
I haven't been ill or anything like that, just occupied with other things. Sometimes I need a break from painting.
To get started again, I chose a photo that a friend of mine sent me recently. He lives in Paris and enjoyes this view from his balcony to La Defense. Lucky him.

oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
12,5 cm x 17,5 cm / 4,9" x 6,9"
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12 comments:

Lisa Graham Art said...

Welcome back Liza. Your painting is wonderful. You are right on both accounts...yes, lucky him! And yes, you do have to take breaks at times.

cohen labelle said...

This is pretty fantastic! Great to see you back, Liza - wonderful, wonderful work!!!!

get off of the van gogh chair myra said...

missed you - glad u r back!

Barbara Muir said...

Hurray, wonderful to see you back. Lovely painting. Yipee. I am thrilled to see you painting again.
See, we are all still here and delighted with you.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

Liza Hirst said...

Oh, my dear friends, this is so nice of you! Indeed, I am thrilled to realize that you are still here and welcome me back so friendly. It truly warmed my heart. Thanks to all of you. I feel blessed to be part of this artists-blogger community of ours!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Ah! So glad to see you at the painting again Liza. This one is so wonderfully evocative of Paris mainly because of those 18th and 19th century buildings towards the lower part of the painting. The bright lights are stunning with the blue grey of the rest.

Nancy Colella said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear you were MIA for all the right reasons! We all need to take a break once in while! That is a wonderfully expressive little painting! You are an inspiration!

René PleinAir said...

Welcome back!!

It shows you know, I like each and every stroke of this painting. Are you painting at night now then?

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you very much, Sheila, Nancy and René for your kind comments. So nice to be in touch with you all again.
René, this painting is based on a photo ( I mentioned it in the text....).

René PleinAir said...

Yes I saw it just before I clicked on 'publish' Anyway I am glad you'r back. Are you planing to go pleinair as well?

Liza Hirst said...

Planning to meet up with Olha Pryymak and another friend these coming days to do some plein air painting together. I am looking forward to that and hope I won't be too rusty.

annechovie said...

Yay! So glad you're back and I love this piece! xx