Monday, May 14, 2012

Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island 6x6 oil on board
We arrived on Jekyll Island to humidity and high puffy white clouds which soon gave way to a breeze (thank Heaven) and a sort of overcast sky. 
The result was this minimalist work, photographed with the dust embedded ;) 
If you like this kind of painting check out Stuart Shils website. Click on Irish Oils and then click on the number 4 which is the period I'm referring to. He's since become more abstract, (which I like)  but these early 90's paintings are the first works I saw of his, in a gallery in Boston.

18 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

This was maybe my all time favorite painting ANYONE did this week! It is TDF! And the best part is that yellow reflection in the water which you got. Mary, you're hot Hot HOT!

Kathy Cousart said...

I love this one too! Has such a wonderful feel to it. You captured a sweet moment in minimal strokes but nailed it:) Well done and enjoyed having lunch by this one:):)

Page Railsback said...

Looks beautiful..like all of your strong work..Glad y'all had fun..Come on back home now

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

love this! thanks for the reference!

Bobbi Heath said...

This is wonderful, Mary. I absolutely love it! So simple and yet so powerful. And beautiful.

martinealison said...

Bravo ! Vous êtes allée à l'essentiel avec votre ressenti...
gros bisous

Peter Lee said...

Wow love it!!!
It's a killer composition with great abstract quality - reminds me Diebenkorn.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh boy! I would have loved watching the skies change and feeling the breezes come in. Love that pale yellow that still hints at spring.

Crystal Cook said...

This is fantastic Mary. :) I really love the simplicity. It's amazing how sometimes the simple pieces have the strongest impact. :)

Dottie Leatherwood said...

Love the bits of yellow and the simplicity of the composition. It works so well. And the dust just makes it more authentic!!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

So dramatic, Love this piece!

A said...

I love it too :-)

Denise Rose said...

I love this one too Mary. The simple abstract quality is fabulous!

Hammi said...

Beautiful!

Irina said...

Amazing art. Thank you for the reference and the idea to try different styles, colors on the road to "perfection". This painting is so different and still it is so like yours.

SamArtDog said...

I'll add my "holy-moly" to everyone else's. This is way beyond good.

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

Perfectly atmospheric. I enjoy the utter simplicity of this one.

Gail said...

Mary,
VERY LOVELY PAINTING.!!! The colors are fantastic...Thanks for the reference to Stuart Shils. His essays on the process of art is SO TRUE.
Hope to see you soon. gmn

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