Thursday, March 19, 2009

Goodbye to Winter Blues



Just in time for spring, I have sold Winter Blues and it is now officially in the hands of its new owner! I vividly recall creating this piece at a time I felt overcome by the blues and greys of the landscape, and I was very much yearning for spring. Still, I've heard people say (and I agree) that this piece has a bright and optimistic feel. Perhaps the spring bloom will inspire a future outdoor figurative painting.

9 comments:

Artman2112 said...

wow that is a great piece Holly! i like how you got the look of the ultra bright light when it reflects off of snow during a sunny winter day. and those intense blues really make the image stand out. this one must look really awesome in person and i also agree, it is not a 'gloomy' winter pic at all. is it all CP's??? do you find it difficult to part with the self-portrait pieces? do i ask too many questions? :-)

garyruuska said...

Holly, everything is right about this piece. Your color choices, the composition, and the pensive expression on your face. Also, it's a real technical tour de force to show how the light moves over all that beautifully rendered knitting. I'm not surprised someone bought it.

Chantell Van Erbe said...

Holly, this was the first piece (from your body of work) that I had ever seen. I immediately fell in love with it on sight. I view this lovely gem with pure optimism. Happy Spring!

Valerie Jones said...

Congratulations on selling this beauty! It's crisp and refreshing.

marie k. lynch said...

What a stunning paiting. Congratulations on the sale...the lucky owner will certainly enjoy it.

Peggi Habets said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous painting. Even though you say you felt blue at the time, there is an obvious optimism in the painting, with the subject's peaceful expression and the bright, intese blues that you chose.

Duma said...

Your works are beautiful!!
Congratulations!
Duma

Gary Keimig said...

was looking at this painting again and just have to say "OUTSTANDING"
I hope you got a good price for it. It would do good in any art competition I am sure.

hbedrosian said...

Thank you, Gary! I was pleased to sell this painting to a very kind collector in Arizona.