Friday, September 26, 2008


'Behind Schoony's' - oil - 11x14 © Marc R. Hanson '08
I'm putting this one into a show, the OPM (Outdoor Painters of Minnesota) show, so decided to photograph it and post. It was painted in Taylors Falls a few weeks ago while out with my painting partner Kami. We found the back of Schoony's Ice Cream Parlor to be just right on a bright warm August afternoon. The ground was very uneven and I found the arrangement of tilting dumpsters interesting. Very nice light that day.

12 comments:

Designerly said...

awesome, keep painting :)

Marc R. Hanson said...

designerly...thanks!!! Can't stop painting or death will ensue!!! ;) I took a quick peak at your blog...Very, very nice work! The B&W's are especially strong work. Keep photographing...and designing!!!

Christopher O'Handley said...

Great subject for a painting! Love that blue dumpster. Also really like that pastel (blue shed, I think?) in the previous post. Good to see some new work, keep painting!

Chris

tonypetersart said...

Nice lighting!

Donna T said...

I am so captivated by the glowing, sunlit foliage behind that dumpster. There is truly art to be found everywhere, even by dumpsters!

Cristy said...

I had to laugh - I was clicking between blogs - went from Bill Wray's to yours got confused for a second - had to double check! Hey! Hanson painted dumpsters!! *laughing* I love them.
Cristy

Alexandre Jay said...

Loving the lighting and shadows on this piece. Great blog too; I'll be checking in often.

Marc R. Hanson said...

See...who needs wilderness!!! I'm glad that you all like the dumpster painting. But I'm afraid that up here in smallish Taylors Falls that there just aren't enough dumpsters to make a career of it! Was fun though.

Cristy- I've been meaning to write Bill W and tell him that he's wasting his time out there in LA trying to find blight. He used to complain that the 'blight' was being torn down...ironic. He needs to visit SE Chicago, just off of I-90 near Gary, Indiana. NO shortage of rusting, eye choking, dangerous looking blight there!!! He could paint that stuff for ten lifetimes there. ;)

All your tiger are belong to us. said...

GOOD, PLACE OF 1000 LAKES NICE PICTURE

Marc R. Hanson said...

tiger...Thanks and you're almost right but it's 10,000 (or more) lakes! :) We don't want to give any up so forgive my minor correction!

Theresa Rankin said...

Stunning!!! The light!!! WOW!

Alan Frakes said...

wow, cool dumpster. Great work. It's interesting to find someone else who has chosen this subject. Here's some of mine-I have lot's more, he,he!
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