Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cleaning the Catch on Naples Pier

"Cleaning the Catch" 18x24 oil on canvas
Our hot summer rolls on here by the sea. I wish I could say that I'm accomplishing lots of things, but mostly I'm just getting a few home  and yard improvements taken care of and reading on the beach or in my air conditioned rooms. 
This 18"x24" scene of people cleaning fish on Naples Pier is on stretched canvas and was painted for the Faculty show at Von Liebig Art Center in Naples. It goes up October 20th through November 24th. Preview party is Friday night, October 19th.
What are you reading?

16 comments:

Gail Marie Nauen said...

I LOVE this Mary

art by Michael Perchard said...

Mary!
This is so very good on so many different levels!
I love the subject matter, the colors, the design,the lights and darks, the movement and so much more.
Very nice!
Bravo!
Take care.
Michael

Maria Hock said...

Love this! The birds circling and the figures with just enough definition to reveal what they are doing is just brilliant! Love it!

A said...

Mary, this is soooo good!!!!
Love it love it love it.
I am not reading anything at the moment.

Kathy Cousart said...

Those birds are a perfect example of controlled decision making done well that just looks so beautiful and free...They all lead you right back in perfectly. Knowing you just a bit:):)I know the thought that went into this piece. Proud of you! And...just finished Sherrie McGraw's book, Language of Drawing! No slacking here:) But you already knew that! XO!

barbarastroud said...

Nice painting Mary! Let's see... I just finished THE BEST OF ME and SAFE HAVEN by Nicholas Sparks, highly recommend both of them! Right now I'm reading THE SEARCH by Nora Roberts and THE LEAN BELLY PRESCRIPTION by Travis Stork, ha ha... Both are great! Enjoy your summer!

CrimsonLeaves said...

One of my favorites yet, Mary! And I can almost feel myself right there walking along the pier and cringing just as I used to do when I'd walk on the pier on Ruston Way in north Tacoma, WA. The sight of the pieces of fish guts, etc., always was a disgusting and queasy sight for me. I always turned my head towards the sea. The gulls are spot on too. They were indeed always about during these times.

Nancy Colella said...

One of your all time best paintings Mary! Really! It's got it all! Great composition, color contrast, energy! Love the light on the white hat!
I'm still getting over reading Gone Girl. Can't imagine what I will read next that could top that experience!

Nora MacPhail said...

I love this!

Maureen Brookfield said...

I really love this painting, the colors are wonderful.... it's hard to have a design across the canvas like this... but you made it work!

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Ditto to all above comments. Your best work! I will have to go and see this in person.

SamArtDog said...

Great palette and composition, Mary!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Love the painting! Amazing colors! I'm sending one of my still lifes, but doubt that I'll be able to get down there to see the show. I'm hoping some friends of mine can stop in and check it out.

Barbara Pask said...

Great painting, love the composition and your colors are always a treat.

Laurel Daniel said...

I love the solid, boldness of this piece Mary!

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