Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February 23, 2011 - 'Right or Left?'

An unexpected need for a new painting for a deadline came up on Monday. The deadline is tonight at 11:59pm. I made it. This was a very quickly painted painting. One of the things about taking your time is that you have the opportunity to sit back and look at the painting to be sure that you haven't made any big goofs. I don't have that luxury with this one, so I am hoping that my choices were right because there's no time left to wiggle things around. This has been quite the adrenaline rush for a couple of days. Happy to be over it.


'Right or Left?' - oil - 24x30 © Marc R. Hanson '11

24 comments:

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Wow, Marc, was this done using that small 6 x 6 study you posted on FB the other day? Beautiful!

tintinsnowy said...

I think it works really nicely. Maybe do more 'fast paintings'. Adrenalin as an additional tool in your toolbox....

Clifford

art by Renske said...

Wow, this is beautiful. The colors are gorgeous. I think you've made excellent in so little time.

Frank Gardner said...

Looks great! Fast with no time to second guess is often good.

SamArtDog said...

Believe me, you have nothing to worry about! This "Right Or Left" makes the case that either direction is probably beautiful. Besides, having done a study is a definite advantage. You've been down this road before.

I recognize this as a "Hot Spot" in its former life (Feb. 9th). Both paintings are really terrific, but the 6x6 prompts me to ask, are you ever tempted to let loose on a larger one?

nate said...

Awesome piece Marc! Love it.

Ct said...

really superb love the bigger work

adebanji said...

Brilliant, I never tire of your paintings-they've always got all the ingredients!!!

Christine said...

Fantastic! It doesn't need a lot of contemplation...it is right! I am sure I drove past here today.

Postcards from Detroit said...

Really a beautiful painting hitting all the right notes.

Michael Reibel said...

Marc, I have followed your work and blog for some time, this is the first comment I have left on your blog, this painting is simply outstanding! The sense of light and atmosphere.....you just nailed it.

Michael Reibel
mmreibel@aol.com
www.mreibelpaintings.com

oxeye said...

wow!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Kim it was. Thank you.

Thanks Clifford. It has it's good points and it's risks. I will say it's a rush!

Thank you Renske.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Frank. You're right... Fast can be good. It felt like I was outside painting and that always goes better than being in the studio, hands down. Appreciate it amigo.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Hey SamDog... Thanks. I know what you mean, but am not sure how to, or what to think about it. I don't dial up a technique, this is just what happens, especially on this kind of a time restraint. There's really no time to think.

Other thing that is a reality... on a 6" painting a stroke with a 3/4" loaded brush can do things that simply can't be duplicated on a 30" surface no matter how large the brush is. Well, with practice I suppose you could come close.

But even if that isn't the goal, isn't what you're saying, I find that the larger paintings draw me in and bring me into the world that I'm painting. I wouldn't want to represent all of that texture and intricacy with a few strokes. To me they deserve a lot more than that.

That's just me. No matter how hard I try, or think to try, to be other than I am... I always come back to ME. :)

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thanks Nate.

Thank you Ct... Me too. What to do with it is the next issue... big frames, crates and shipping charges. ;)

Adebanji... Thank you very much. I always appreciate your comments.

Christine... you in my neighborhood??? ;-) Thank you.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thanks Stephen...

Hi Michael... Thanks for commenting! Welcome.

Oxeye... Thank you!

Lauren said...

When I scrolled down to see the image...I said "oooooh" out loud. Just beautiful.

Vicki Sergent said...

If at some point you decide that it misses the boat, I'll be glad to take it off your hands before you toss it. (Oh, pretty pleeeze...am I being sneaky enough here???)

T Arthur Smith said...

visual poetry, you've described much more than the scene before you.

Jala Pfaff said...

You certainly can't tell it was fast. It looks like you took your time calmly. It's beautiful, love the blast of orange.

Oliver Uvman said...

Wow, the sense of light through space is amazing! Don't stop painting!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Since I know this was accepted to the OPA show... I think you did everything right!
I love paintings with heavy shade set off by bright light. Beautiful.

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