Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Night Shift

I'm running around last night doing my errands and around 9pm I realize I haven't eaten dinner yet.

So I normally don't do fast food but it was right there!  I clicked a couple images with my cell phone camera and got one shot that I thought would look cool as a painting.



6x8 oil on RayMar




Oh, and the show said they accepted my Tibetan Family but are extending the dead line until June for the sponsors and to see if they get more entries.  This is a day after the day they said they would notify us.

The only reason I'm not that worried is they told me to not to send in the entry fee yet.  But other shows take your entry fee whether or not you're excepted right?

30 comments:

dominique eichi said...

Very nice Piece here of IN & Out. About the show that's great news, Usually the fee is upfront .

Nancy and the fatties said...

Hi Sheila, this is a great painting, one of my husband's favorite places to eat! : ) congrats on the show entry and getting accepted...I am not sure on the entry fee question tho curious to find out what happens.
hugs...

Cathyann said...

ok First, this is the best work to date! I love the alla prima feel of it. Second,like what magnification lens did you use to see the phone pix????LOL
I have tried that to no avail. Great work, Sheila.
Third Yahoo!!for you getting into the show. Yeah, usually you have to pay up front...but if they said you are in then you are in. Big smile at this end for you.
hugs...

Manon Doyle said...

Love the new piece Sheila!! Great new on the show! Bravo!!

Michelle said...

You have an artist's eye to see a great painting in an ordinary moment! And congrats on getting into the show. They are wise to accept it since it's a wonderful representation of family! :)

r garriott said...

Wow, Sheila, that is one nice painting! It'rs really outstanding. The monochrome plus the flashes of red are great. You've really captured that late night mood and the brushwork is sooo nice. (Have I told you lately how much I admire your work?)

(Thanks for your nice comment on my post: It's funny how everything happens at once. After this current busy-ness ends I have no work lined up and will probably be applying at Kinkos.)

Douglas Hoover said...

This is a wonderful painting, Sheila. I love the colors of your palette. It really captures the moment.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This one is my favorit!!!
Outstanding piece.
You really captures the moment.
Everything is graet about this one.
And good luck with the show if its a go.

L.Holm said...

This is a fantastic painting, Sheila! loose, beautiful brushwork, great colors and very cool composition. I notice you paint on raymar a lot. Is it better than other types of panels? Is it linen? I'm trying to find some new surfaces.

Edward Burton said...

It is a very cool painting, Sheila - well done! Congrats on being accepted in the show!

Carrie Jacobson said...

Sheila, I LOVE this painting! This is my favorite painting of yours so far, ever. Wow. I love that there are so few colors, but they do such big work. I love the gestural quality of the cook, I love the atmosphere.

Dean H. said...

This painting conveys the energy of the fast food scene! You need to do more along this line. Love it!
And congrats on being selected for the show!

Mary Paquet said...

Great piece, Sheila. All your paintings have so much life in them, a reflection of your shining spirit. Good luck with the show. By the way, I love you DSDF challenge painting. I sure can't imagine you being disappointed with the results on that piece.

Gary Heller said...

Yes! I knew they would come to their senses :)
Yep, usually the entry fee is paid regardless of whether work is accepted or not, but i have dealt with some that did not charge unless accepted.
Your latest painting here is very good. It gives me the feeling of a late night restaurant/diner kitchen and I very much like the lack of colors other than the touches of reds here and there.
All the best to you

K-Art said...

Sheila,you do beautiful work,and thank you for your comments on my blog, and for your question, I have started applying to many art colleges and I have luckily been accepted, some with scholarships. Continue to do beautiful work Sheila,I will certainly continue to follow and admire your wonderful art pieces.Thank you again for truly inspiring comment.

-Kevin Mcfarlane

Marco Folchi said...

Hi Sheila, i have to say "woow", this painting is fine, i agree with Cathyann about the alla prima feel.

Gwen Bell said...

I just posted on your Tibetan Family. So glad you submitted it! I knew without doubt it would be accepted.

I love this diner painting and the way you kept the palette so simple. I can feel the chrome and smell the burgers!

Sheila E. said...

Sheila you have Talent!!! I've been practicing on find scenes of real life that would be interesting to paint but when I look around it all looks so boring.....what's your secret to finding great shots to paint?

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Okay, I hate to admit that I recognize the little palms on the wall to be from my favorite fast food place.
Sheila I love this. Very cool composition and style. It has movement and the feeling I get when standing and waiting for my food. It is fun to watch the employees do there jobs. Very nice!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Shiela
I think this is one of my favourite paintings you have shown on your blog. Very cleverly composed. I love the muted colours. The splash of red cleverly leading in the viewer.
Kindest Regard

Greener Bangalore said...

Hi Sheila this is KOOOOOL!! and yes i have answered your question in my Blog Comments... :)

laurens.paint.palette said...

I love the monochromatic look with the red popping out! This is a great example of how really simple moments in life can become really great paintings. Well done!

Dominic Philibert said...

Thanx Sheila!!!!!!
I really love the mood of this painting!
Really nice!!!

Gary Keimig said...

Nice brush work and use of whites and grays with just that touch of color. This is the best thing you have done yet Sheila.
Way to go girl

Jeff White said...

that is one great "moment in time" painting you put to canvass... it's really great. you need to do more "slice of life" stuff like that. to capture a part of life like that says a lot more than a snapshot portrait of a kid or a puppy. it's really good. DO MORE OF THEM!!!!!!

Rob Carey said...

This is a top notch piece! I agree with Trevor. One of your best.

Dean Grey said...

Sheila!

The idea behind this painting is what does it for me.

I LOVE that you literally captured this fast food joint in time and place.

Quirky, fun, and unique!

Just curious. What did you order?

-Dean

L.Holm said...

Came back to say congrats on the sale! big hugs!

Diane Morgan said...

I love this, Sheila. It's wonderful!

Vern Schwarz said...

Sheila, this is a great painting. One of my favorites of yours.