Monday, March 16, 2009

Rear Window

This entry should really be titled "Spring Cleaning" considering that these date from 2007. But you know how it goes - artwork lingers in a desktop folder of half-thoughts and to-dos until you just suck it up and post it, even if you kind of wish you weren't.

The subject in the set of paintings below is the view from my rear window. I know, no ballerina, no newlyweds, no wife's murderer. Not even a small dog. But a shy view of Downtown and of the Bay Bridge and lots of wooden fire escapes of 20th Street homes.

I truly think that one needn't go far to be challenged in drawing and painting. No need for exotic locales or glamorous people, you just have to be interested in all things around you even if they appear to be mundane.

What I got out of doing these? A notion that light paints things so differently each day that the same world appears changed.

28 comments:

galvinator said...

wow! Fantastic pieces!

andreas said...

i really like the transitions you´ve done with the light.
thanks for sharing!

David Bernal said...

wow...aaaawesome!!!! LOVE them!

J said...

They're all amazing!

Kei Acedera said...

awesome work Dani!!!

lillian said...

These are gorgeous, Dani!

Don Shank said...

amazing!
love it!

justdoodleit said...

super fresh lighting & colors :)

C.B. Canga said...

so awesome

rose-a-petits-pois said...

That's SO beautiful Daniela !
Thanks for sharing.
It's a delight for the eyes :-)

Scott said...

Great post. "notion that light paints things so differently each day that the same world appears changed." Will share this insight with my students.
Great pantings, really awesome work.

Bianca said...

wow these are amazing!! I love that you did different color studies of the same place during different times/day.

Luc said...

belli forti, ragazza. e che colori !!!! complimenti.

the doodlers said...

Well seen and captured Daniela!

You have such an eye.

orange said...

Dani..these are soo beautiful! just great stuff !!

the doodlers said...

Inspiring work, Dani. You've found your own 'Rouen Cathedral!' JVB

Anonymous said...

Dani,

These sketches are amazing. It reminds me of another artist, Kim Cogan. Keep posting as your artistry is very inspiring.

cK

Erik Benson said...

Now I know you have a blog too! Awesome stuff Dani! These paintings are awesome.

George Cwirko-Godycki said...

you are so talented and inspiring

Anonymous said...

I'm Emma's grandma and I'm glad she pointed me to your Blog! Terrific stuff and I look forward to meeting you one of these days.

Amin said...

cool job
nice work

Justin Hunt said...

Fantastic!

Funny videos said...

i really like the transitions you´ve done with the light.

Jason Pruett said...

nice. I love the change in light from the same view. like a Monet type thing.

B! said...

Lovely variation of colours and values you have going on in these paintings.

Ev said...

Just found your blog! Awesomes stuff!

Darsh said...

Haughtiness drawings. Good morning from France!

opotep! said...

What a real atmosphere ! Impressionst