Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Transportation Comes in Various Forms

Transportation Comes in Various Forms
oil on canvas
9 x 12 inch
SOLD

This painting was inspired by a strange combination of ideas from my own sketchbook, the painting "A Virgin" by Abbott Handerson Thayer (google it, you will love it), and also my wild imagination and thoughts on the endangerment of bees. Not that placing the bees in helium balloons would help the situation, but in my mind it works for a painting.  :)
Painted in a warm yellow palette representing the beautiful yellows found in the various species. 

It is not summer yet, but it sure feels like it here.  90's-100 here in Wichita, Kansas!  Yuck.  I don't like the heat.  Never have.  I am from the east coast and I suppose I never got used to it!

Happy rest of the week to all my blog friends and readers.





17 comments:

  1. I like you painting where your imagination takes you! I was so pleased to see honeybees all over my creeping charlie mint plant a few weeks back and my comfrey as well. Glad they are still here. xox

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    1. Thanks Corrine. I sure do love the name creeping charlie mint. Never heard of it before. It's a beauty. Glad you saw bees also. xo

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  2. Bonjour,

    Un bien joli trio...
    Gros bisous 🌺

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  3. Outstanding Lisa... Absolutely gorgeous.
    Your colors are perfect. The story... Perfect.
    My new favorite.
    Also love A Virgin and the way he paints the wings on his angel series, blows me away

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    1. Thank you Julie. Have you ever seen Thayer's painting in person? I would love to see it. I really love his work.

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    2. I sure have. His edges are a sight to behold. Works wet into wet.He has a fantastic Angel piece in the Chicago Art Museum - Winged Figure and my fav is Angel in the Smithsonian. His 12 year old daughter posed for it.

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  4. I just looked at the painting by abbot anderson Thayer--great piece for inspiration--must go learn more about him. I like your painting very much

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    1. It is a great piece Janet and the story behind it is interesting also. Thanks for your comment.

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  5. Beautifully painted Lisa! LOVE the outfits and the pattern on the floor is amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much Hilda. I used a tile book as my source of inspiration for the floor.

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  6. Such a beautiful palette. Love this painting.

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  7. Very wonderful painting with so nice colours, I love it !!!

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  8. I really love this Lisa! The bees in balloons have captured my imagination especially!

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  9. Imagination is such a wonderful thing... I too love the ideas of these bees. Beautifully done, once again.

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