5.13.2009

#239 Kid City


5"x 7" oil on masonite Sold

A nearby playground lit up by the evening sun. I like the way it makes a lot of the plastic pieces glow.

btw-This Friday is Third Friday Culture Crawl in Durham NC. My solo show reception will be at Bull City Arts Collaborative (click on Upfront Gallery). Some of my paintings will be on display there until the end of June. :)


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12 comments :

Pam Holnback said...

Love the brightness of the plastic. And congratulations on your solo show! You have learned so much so quickly!

mike rooney studios said...

i like the way you find everyday things and make them into cool paintings. good luck with the show at bull city.

Kerri Settle said...

The colors in this are so appealing, and you captured the effects of the light perfectly.

Christopher Greco said...

Jeff,
This is spectacular, I want to run to the playground and paint right now!

mike rooney studios said...

i keep coming back to see this one,,, there's something about it....hmmmm....maybe its the fact that its not youre everyday "painting subject" and also there's something mesmerizing about the interplay of bright primary colors played off the stark dark grayish green trees in the background. its almost like a dream world or a 'spare bedroom' if the subconscious was a house. Artistry my friend! youve done it again.

Robert Elliott said...

As an artist myself, I am still amazed that other artists can take things so pedestrian or ordinary as a playset and turn them into a thing of beauty. Nice!

Jala Pfaff said...

What a fun one!

rob ijbema said...

happy color playground,i like it lots!
where are the kids?

Momo Luna said...

As above comments also said: mostly you use average, daily stuff to paint and transform it in something very special. Your style, your paintings are very original because of your brushstrokes and the bright colors. I can't explain it, but it's great i think. Lots of succes with your show!

Aliaena said...

Hi Jeff!
I've spent a lot of time today perusing your site and I just wanted to let you know that I really apreciate all the information you have included, especially the "things you've learned" and about your setup etc. I have done a lot of figure drawing but am just starting out on a serious painting stint - so have been thirsting for this kind of information. And beyond all that - I find your art very beautiful! What a pleasure to go through all your images! I'm also pretty new to blog-land, am just starting out a fledgling blog of my own and I've been looking at a lot of them, searching for exactly the type of information that you have put together really clearly here. Thanks very much for all that. I wish you great success and pleasure as you continue down your path. Congratulations on 240 paintings - that's amazing! All the best, Aliaena

JMahorney said...

You guys are too kind. Thanks guys for all the kind words and encouragement. :)

The show was lots of fun. Sold some pieces and got to talk shop.

mike- Thanks Man. That was insightful and helped me to view it in a different light. Sometimes we're so close to it we can't see can't see the big picture.

rob ijbema - The kids weren't working for me compositionally so I had them...eliminated. Ha! no it was after school hours, so no kids. Plus hangin out on a playground with the kids there would make me feel creepy.

Aliaena - Thank you! So happy you've gotten something out it. Let me know if I can help or answer questions. :)

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

I hae come to your blog several times and looked at this playground painting. It is so nice.