Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Art Lover

9"x12" oil on linen panel
A woman admires Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C.
SOLD

34 comments:

Sheila said...

!W-O-W!

You need to do a series of these Edward and then have that show you need to do.

Michelle said...

Love the lighting...gives it a nice mood. I also agree with Sheila!

The Bull said...

You have a wonderful grasp of mood and expression. And your sense of lighting and atmosphere is great.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Oh this is so beautiful.Perfect!
At first I thought that I am looking at Karin's blog.
What a beautiful piece Edward.
And Sheila is right about doing more.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I love this piece Edward. The atmosphere is wonderful, your figure in shadow is really nice and the Renoir...well only he painted it better!

Manon Doyle said...

Edward... I can't believe you did a painting in a painting. WOW! Fantastic work!

Diana Marshall said...

great painting, how did you manage to take a photo in an art museum? I tried that in Seattle and I was pounced on!

Tammy Hext said...

I agree with Sheila - this is stunning and you need to do more.

Angela Elledge said...

I agree with all here, especially love the contrast of the figure in shadow and the golden light on Renoir's painting.

Cathyann said...

Move over, Karen!
This is 'quietly' lovely.I second Dana's review.

laurens.paint.palette said...

I love the lighting, too! Great job!

Carol Horzempa said...

Edward, this is beautiful! I agree with everyone here. I also like how the viewer was drawn back to Renoir's painting for one more glance.

David Larson Evans said...

What everyone said plus...great job.

n. rhodes harper said...

Really nice painting Edward. The light is wonderful

Dean H. said...

You know I love your past artwork, Edward...but this one feels like a new breakthrough! Great!!

Nancy Medina said...

Edward, another masterpiece. You make it all look so effortless.

James Parker said...

And I agree with everyone!!! Ed, this piece is really outstanding, and count me in for urging a series of these museum watchers.

StandTall-The Activist said...

wow!I am speechless!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Wow, what a complicated piece to do and it turned out so well. I love the soft light that leads your eye to the Renoir. And the figure isn't overpowering...just a part of the whole. Really good painting.

L.Holm said...

Conratulations, Edward! It is another masterpiece! I love the rich golden tones. superb.

Karen Bruson said...

Edward, Wow! Beautiful.

Sheila Wedegis said...

this is beautiful!!!!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Love the painting, and love the painting it's OF, too! It looks like you really enjoyed this, Edward!

Gwen Bell said...

I would say WOW but Shelia beat me to it. What the heck..WOW! This is really gorgeous. You did such a great job on the Renoir. I like that golden glow and the way the observing figure is in shadow. Excellent! May I have another, please?

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

How did I miss the SOLD sign??
Great so proud for you.

Abby Creek Art said...

Beautiful, Edward!

Your last two dog paintings are fantastic too...that one of Hanna just makes me feel good. You captured a wonderful doggie vibe there.

Priti said...

I am not surprised that this one is sold so quickly. Excellent lighting (and mood). Love this one.

Gary Keimig said...

Very nicely done.
Love the mood and color work.

Mary said...

I am so glad to have found your blog (via your comment on Nancy Medina's. The paintings are lovely; I especially like the soft mood and close relationship portrayed in "Beach Girl".

I looked twice to be sure that your masterful "The Art Lover" is a 9 X 12--it's so amazing what you have captured in a relatively small work, yet without letting it become too detailed or fussy. Thank you for sharing your pieces with all of us.

Tammy Hext said...

Hi Edward,
I have given you the Bella Sinclair award. Thank you for being the first to follow my blog - it was very encouraging to see you had signed up. You can pass the award on to six others that have inspired you.

Ann Rogers said...

This is lovely, you continue to inspire us! Also, like your new photo, the beret is a great touch.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

did I say I love this?

catz said...

Hello !
i have paint 2 version of "dejeuner des canotier" by renoir, i've sold all ;)
i like your paint

Catz

Eme said...

Congratulations:
this
is
art
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