Friday, February 11, 2011

February 11, 2011 - 'Shadow Bank'

'Shadow Bank' - oil 6x6 © Marc R. Hanson '11
This is another little 6x6 for entry into the California show at Randy Higbee Gallery. Painted this one from some winter river reference. Just a little tangle of scrubby trees and a bank that caught my eye for it's color. Thanks.


Carolyn Streed said...

Love this, Marc! Saw Randy Higbee's show in December when I was out in Laguna. It was fantastic! He's a great salesman too!

Kelley Sanford said...

You're certainly rising the bar for Randy's show. Time to put my head down & get busy.

Sara Mathewson said...

I'm really loving all of your 6x6's!
I think you will do well in the show!

David Westerfield said...

These are really great Marc. I'm working on some too.

greggart said...


I love the abstract qualities and the variation of warm and cool. You should paint some of these larger....they're strong compositions.

Amanda Jones said...

Love this piece, full of great mood and atmosphere. Great colour palette.

Marian Fortunati said...

It's another winner, Marc!!

Erik said...

Hi Marc, I love all these 6x6's. They have a really spontaneous quality to them.
3 Days in a row, you're not starting a daily painting blog are you? (Not that I would mind :) )

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank YOU!
Yep, Randy's got something going out there with this one. It's nice that so many artists are getting involved with it and challenging themselves and others to think hard about these little paintings.

A little painting can have just as much power as those wall size paintings can.

My most memorable art experience to date, without exception, was the J. Sorolla exhibit in St Louis, MO back about 1990. Sorolla's paintings alone were unlike anything that I have ever seen and walking through the museum full of his marvelous large works was an emotional event of a lifetime.

But then we walked into a smaller room that was full of his 'Apuntes'... his pochade studies... small paintings painted with his thumb box, which he carried around in his coat pocket. These were painted on cardboard, wood, anything he could use and many of them were only 4" or so in dimension.

Despite all of the other masterpieces in the museum of his, These little Apuntes were where you saw what that man's genius was really all about. I wouldn't mind having 'Sewing the Sail' in my living room, but I'd trade that one in for a room full of his little studies without hesitation. He filled 12" or 20" square inches with more life and power than you could possibly imagine.

Little paintings are a noble effort. :)

Don Gray said...

These are all fabulous paintings, Marc...great job!