Thursday, February 17, 2011

"The Shot"

I was visiting a friend and we happen to pass a bar where he used to hang out during his college years. We ended up having a drink and watching then participating in a game of pool. This was a young man who was playing before the was beat by the opponent who in turn was beat by my friend that day. It's challenging to capture the dark atmosphere of a local hang out.







8x6" oil on RayMar canvas board
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19 comments:

Gary Heller said...

Ohh, you are good!
Love to see your posts of your latest works.

Amit Kapoor said...

Excellent work. Beautiful execution..
Congratulations.

martinealison said...

Billard américain ou billard français ?... Peu importe le résultat est là : belle réussite avec cette peinture.
Bisous
Merci pour votre dernier gentil message...

Art with Liz said...

You certainly caught that smokey feeling of the bar and pool hall! Do you hang around them a lot!!!??

-Don said...

Nice! You capture the atmosphere perfectly.

I don't envy the guy his last shot here. That's a scratch just waiting to happen. Especially if I were the one holding the cue...

-Don

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh Sheila! I love how YOU think outside the box too. Your subjects are always so captivating and I this is no exception. It is fabulous!!

Diana Marshall said...

Very cool painting!

SKIZO said...

Wonderful
work
thank you for sharing

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Great composition and you have really captured the atmosphere. The green in the foreground is perfect and adds so much without dominating. Love it!

Linda Popple said...

This is really good, Sheila! You did a great job in capturing the atmosphere and I like the perspective you took. Well done!!

Marie Theron said...

I think this should be a cover for a book. It contains all the mystery an author would need!

fari said...

as an artist i love the way to show cased your recreational mind

Carol Horzempa said...

Great atmosphere caught in this pool hall painting, beautiful work Sheila!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Wow, great composition.

David Larson Evans said...

One of your best you nailed it

Mary Paquet said...

Love the unusual perspective -- wonderful. And the rose -- what can I say, it's absolutely luscious and makes me think of Van Gogh.

Thanks for staying up on my blog, Sheila.

Manon Doyle said...

Great piece, Sheila!! Your got the atmosphere *spot on*!!!! xo

Sheila Estep said...

ooohh, love the mood of this piece. Nice!!!

Robin Weiss said...

You did a great job on this one Sheila! Nice brushwork!