Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Airport Aerobics

Most of us have participated in Karin Jurick's Different Strokes from Different Folks Blog.

I spent waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time with this one. The disadvantage of submitting it so late is running out of clever titles for one thing and the inevitable comparison one does with the other awesome submissions.

Check out those fabulous paintings on Karin's site HERE!






12x12 oil on board.

37 comments:

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Sheila this is such a powerful painting and I love the title. Great use of colors. You convey a sense of urgency too with the individuals you've depicted. I really like it...well worth the time you spent working on it. :)

dominique eichi said...

your title is perfect , airports can have a lot of walking to get to.
Your colors are great too.

-Don said...

Good job, Sheila. Don't think of it as competing with the other artists. Think of it as competing with yourself. Remember the reason you paint isn't to be better or worse than someone else, it's to fulfill an innate need in you. I really like the title, as well. -Don

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

You did it Sheila and I feel proud for you.
The title is perfect the colors are great and I can feel the airports tempo.

Michelle said...

Great work...love the purple! This challenge looked too challenging to me that I didn't even attempt it.

Manon Doyle said...

Oooh Sheila!! I also adore the purple..... it's so perfect!! Too much time is ok!

Lauren Maurer said...

Wow, Sheila. You did an amazing job! I love the purples and as always your brushwork is stunning.

Cathyann said...

Hi Sheila,
The title suits the painting soooooo well...you make them move in a jumpy frantic way! Cool!Creative...glad you did it!!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

You did it! Great job Sheila, keep in mind that you are your only competition, and if you learned something from the experience...wahoo!
Love the purple!

Glenda Mosher said...

Well done! I like your brushwork - adds to the pace of the airport aerobics!

Jo Castillo said...

Sheila, very nice. Great action, strokes, color and name. :)

jennifer woodburn said...

Ooh but it's wonderful! Especially the guy in the upper right. Great strong colours. I love your tractor too.

Pat Koscienski said...

Sheila, all that time was well spent. Great job. Love your painterly strokes and your color choices.

Carol Horzempa said...

Shiela, you amaze me...you are sooo good! Wow, I love the purple and what a great title!

AutumnLeaves said...

Sheila, I think you've done this beautifully. I love your color choices, and the way you've captured the play of lights and darks in the floor. I love your submission!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Sheila, this is wonderful! I love the viewpoint looking down, great play on colors!

Maggie Mayer said...

Very cool Sheila. Love the way those purple lines draw your eye to that spot of yellow and then just dances around the rest. Great Job!

adebanji said...

I love the colour harmony! Your handling of paint here is is great, love the looseness, helps to add motion to the piece!

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Oh I love this one, Sheila. I hope to get back in and try one of these challenges again. Maybe the next?

Angela Elledge said...

Sheila, what a beautiful painting, and by the way, I've enjoyed your last few posts, but have not made it to many blogs lately to comment. I love your introduction of the purple in the background!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Nice job on a difficult subject.
All that foreshortening and motion is scary, but you handled it well.

Becky Drees said...

Sheila - AWSOME! The colors are just great!

Claire said...

Wonderful light and color in this - and the title is perfect. I always like your work, and this is no exception! Very, very nice.

Diane Morgan said...

Great job, Sheila. This piece has so much vibrancy and energy. Love the colors. Perfect title!

Kathy said...

Sheila,
Nice rendering of this scene! The purple stripes and radial shadow make the design exciting and dynamic. Great job!

Ken Powers said...

Excellent work Sheila! I love the confident strokes you used for this piece. Nicely done!

Edward Burton said...

Perfect title, Sheila. Great job and wonderful use of color.

Marie Theron said...

A very strong picture, Sheila! I think you did well, here. I loved the tractor too, but I think it was one of those days when my comments just would not post.

Mike said...

Nice, Loose work that shows urgency! Only the most talented can pull this off, Sheila . . . . . . . .which you, obviously, are!

suzanneberry said...

Stunning job Sheila!! Just beautiful.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Something about the colors and the way you painted the people gives the scene a sense of "urgency"...as if they are late for the plane. Great job on another difficult subject!

Dean Grey said...

Sheila!

I love the intense colors in this one!

The strong lights and darks make for a very dramatic painting!

-Dean

artbyakiko said...

Wonderful rendition! I love the lighting on this!

Sheila E. said...

Sheila, Great painting! really love the color choices and values. Nice!

Celeste Bergin said...

allow me to join the chorus,,,NICE PAINTING! I hope you see how good it is. We lose objectivity sometimes. However long you spent on this was exactly right--because the result is so good. Just excellent--BRAVO

sam said...

You did a good job Sheila,lovely strong shadows give a it them a sense of direction and looks just like an airport departures lounge)

Dean H. said...

Dang!! Don't know how I missed this for so long!
Super painting...super title! Be proud, Sheila!!!