Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rinse Well

I have been enjoying JM's travelling blog for quite a while. I finally asked him if I could use an image or two to paint. He generously granted permission. I loved this photo he tagged Jaisalmer, Rajasthan which is a city and region in India.

Nothing like taking our showers and faucets for granted. This does look fun for a hot summer day though.





10x8, oil on hardboard

24 comments:

dominique eichi said...

I love it. Yes we need to be thankful in the small things too. You did such a fabulous job here I love your colors and your ability to express these movements.

AutumnLeaves said...

Sheila! This is gorgeous! It does indeed look fun for a hot day. Somehow this little guy's mom looks as though she is having fun with this as well. Her sari is so beautiful, so colorful. You have done a quite masterful job with this fun piece.

Manon Doyle said...

I LOVE this piece Sheila!! You're paintings are awesome, girlfriend!!
It does look like a blast on a hot day. Unfortunately, we won't be seeing those for a long time here! lol

Sheila E. said...

Beautiful color choices, so vibrant and invokes a emotional response too. Nice!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I love it Sheila.
This is a great piece, beautiful colors.
You had fun here ha?
Home run piece my dear.

Jo Castillo said...

This is great. Thanks for the link, too.

-Don said...

There is something spiritual and ethereal about this wonderful work of art. I get a sense of blessings being bestowed... I agree with Sheila E... it evokes a strong emotional response in me.

-Don

Celeste Bergin said...

a super interesting visual

billspaintingmn said...

I love the color!
The water is wet and refreshing.
Both mother and child are in a state of enjoyment, and your painting, (love the strokes!) shows
this wonderfully.
Sheila, this must have been as fun to paint as it is to view!

Nina E Jørgensen said...

Wow the colours on the woman are aboslutely amazing!!!!

Gwen Bell said...

Just love this, Shelia! The colors, the imagery...everything!

Edward Burton said...

This is wonderful, Sheila. Thank you for letting us know about the great blog.

Marie Theron said...

This is such a lovely and peaceful moment in the life of a family! I love your painting, Sheila, and find that the brushwork and theme reminds me of German Expressionism of the Early 20th Century

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, a great slice of daily life in another culture served up with the most delicious brush strokes. Your style is so very personal - vibrant, colorful, and full of life. Keep them coming.

Dean Grey said...

Sheila!

The colors in the fabric are gorgeous....almost magical looking!

-Dean

Liliana Lucki said...

This is a good work.

Nice.

Carol Horzempa said...

I've been away for a few days Sheila and you have been busy as usual painting away!

Your colors and brushstrokes are amazing in this one!

Art By Erika said...

Oh what a lovely piece! It reminded me that I haven't bathed from the backyard hose in a while LOL! I used to do it in Albuquerque when I had 3' thick long hair. It was easier to wash my hair outdoors and let nature be my hair blower. We are so blessed in this country. Blessings to you! Where is your Karin portrait post??? I wanted to see upclose.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Gorgeous color and wonderful brush strokes. You are right, we take things for granted all the time. Whenever the power goes out, we feel that we are totally lost. Sometimes we need to unplug and just enjoy the moment. Your art is beautiful and inspirational!

Gary Keimig said...

wow, Sheila. Such color work and vitality of brush work.
Great job.

JM said...

Sheila, this is so cool! I truly like the painting and am also flattered you've chosen one of my photos! As I told you before feel free to do it again if you have the inspiration. Cheers!

sam said...

Great job Sheila, love the directional brush strokes, very lively. The background colours compliments very nicely)

Ellen said...

Thia ia juat wonderful. I love that you chose to paint it. Great work!

Jberd said...

This is an amazing composition. The different hues really attract the eye and still detail the story involved. Great piece!