Friday, April 17, 2009

"Utility Pole with Mountains"

Oil on 1/8" Gessoboard. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

A couple of weeks ago we went to the smokey mountains. I took a bunch of photos and I started painting the good ones. This is the first.

6 comments:

Liza Hirst said...

Great painting, Michael! Like the abstract quality of it very much.

Jake Wyatt said...

Friend, your gutsy, directional stroke is inspiring.

Peter Lee said...

Hi Michael,
I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog. Your paintings are so good!
You have really mastered your stuff.
Especially I love your still life with simple, ordinary items in it.
I'll be following your paintings.

Dean Grey said...

Mike!

This one is very painterly, loose, and almost impressionistic.

I've seen you do a painting of power lines before.

Is there a reason for this? Just wondering why you picked this subject matter to paint.

Maybe it's because of all the interesting lines they create?

Just curious.

-Dean

Sheila Vaughan said...

Superb handling of muted colours and abstract shapes here.

peggy said...

I imagined a pirate ship here (crow's nest) out on the high seas