Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Silhouette - Sold

There is just something about Shelley Smart's photos that draw me, and she so kindly gives me permission, when I ask, to paint those ones that call to me.  

This is one of them.  An amazing photo, taken at sunset of this lone bird gave me the opportunity to put it on canvas.


Thank you Shelley and I would encourage everyone to visit her blog, A Year at the Beach - her beach, seabirds and waves bring a lovely feeling of tranquility.  But please respect her copyright!

43 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful, Liz! You captured the scene perfectly!

Avocaken said...

Good job, Liz. Your "simple" painting requires much talent and thoughtfulness. I attempted a similar painting TWICE and wiped it off of the canvas. I will leave birds alone for a while.

At least the feathery kind of bird! ;-))

Ken B.

Carol Blackburn said...

Excellent job with this, Liz. I am fond of silhouette photos and paintings.

hmuxo said...

Beautiful painting Liz!! The reflection is perfectly done! This would make a beautiful card.

art2cee2 said...

Beautiful. Sometimes just a simple things turns out to be so dramatic. :-)

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

this is simply the pure beautifull...

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Liz! So peaceful and beautiful! The reflection is stunning...such a solitary, but warm feeling! I painted one from my trip to Cali when I went to see my son and it was FUN FUN to do! Yours brought back such happy memories!

Shelley Smart said...

Awww, so nice! I don't think it's easy to paint a silhouette as nicely as you have! It is serene and lovely!

I want to paint some as I have many bird silhouettes that tempt me but I fear they won't be easy! But you inspire ME! Thanks, Liz! I am going to paint a photo a week from my Year at the Beach this coming year! (she said optimistically!)

And thank you for your kind words!

Watercolorist said...

At first I thought it was the photo. It's lovely in its simplicity.
Jean

r garriott said...

Hi Liz, lovely painting and I like your recent portrait work, too!

In answer to your question, no, there's no copyright on the 'sign'-- (how funny)! If it helps you stay focused, please print one off for yourself! In fact, I think I may make a link on my next post for people to print from.

marty said...

une très jolie silhouette ! avec les
reflets dans l'eau, cette peinture est magique !! j'aime beaucoup !
bisous Liz

Tweedles -- that's me said...

There are no words to explain the peaceful feeling that we get when we gaze at this painting.
The colors and mood all fit so perfectly into the splendor you captured. The reflection is perfect
love
tweedles

Prabal said...

This painting has such a calming effect. I wish you could call it tranquil or something like that.
Shelly's photos are just amazing. Thank you for sharing the link. I hope your world cup plans are on.

Benny and Lily said...

Beautiful......
Benny & Lily

Sheila said...

Beautifully painted serene image Liz! Congratulations on its sale also!

Marian Fortunati said...

I agree... Shelley's photos are absolutely wonderful. And your painting is too... Obviously it drew in a buyer as well!!

Great work... congratulations.

AutumnLeaves said...

You have captured that wet sand so beautifully! I can almost smell the sea air...sigh...

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is wonderful, especially the reflection in the wet sand! We have been in the middle of a snow storm all day long, and this beautiful painting just made my heart melt :)

Megha Chhatbar said...

So wonderfully captured and painted. Awesome!

padmaja said...

Lovely reproduction! He reminds me of my "loner at La JOlla",, is he lost or is he just enjoying his solitude?

Barbara Pask said...

Love it. It is simple and wonderful. I recently took photos on vacation of seagulls reflecting in the water, I may have to paint those.

Artscapes said...

I love the puddling around the gull's feet. Congratulations on the sale. The new owner wil enjoy for a long time.

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
those amazing work

Becky said...

Congrats to you! A job well done as usual!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

I love this Liz, beautiful serene painting!

rob ijbema said...

beautiful serene liz
i like how you broke up the surface by the shadow

Willy. CREALINELIJNEN said...

Perfect broken mirror symetrie!
Beauty, made by Liz.

Diana Marshall said...

Beautiful and atmospheric painting, not suprised it is sold.

Art with Liz said...

Sorry to be answering everyone so late!

Thank you Carol - so appreciated coming from you!


Birds Ken! You have so many round your feeders to choose from - go for it, and thank you dear friend.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Carol, I enjoyed this one.


You've given me ideas, thank you Hilda!!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Crystal!


And Laura, a special thank you too for such a gracious comment.

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Saundra. Thank you, you always make me smile - such a great compliment.

Art with Liz said...

Dear Shelley, I am so glad you like it, but would really love to see you start to put your work up as well. As you say, you have so much material to work from, it can only be good.


Thank you so very much Jean!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much R! As I am in awe of your work, this means a lot to me. And I really think you should copyright that sign - it's perfect!


Dear Marty, thank you so much!

Art with Liz said...

Special Tweedles, I love your beautiful comment. Thank you, you are special.


Hi there Prabal. As you may have gathered, I didn't make it to India! Had to let the Proteas go by themselves - hope they'll be ok!! Thank you dear friend for such a lovely comment.

Art with Liz said...

Bless you Benny and Lily!


Hi Sheila, thank you so much special lady!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Marian. Shelley is just amazing - it was through your blog that I found hers and hopefully through this one that others will find her as well.


Hi Sherry - I know that feeling when I look at Shelley's pics. I live so close to the ocean and never seem to get there. Can just smell it occasionally.

Art with Liz said...

Ah Claire, what a lovely thing to say!


Thank you so much Megha!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Padmaja, I like to think he's really at peace with himself!


I hope you do get to paint them Barbara - you have such a wonderful style it would be great to see your interpretation!

Art with Liz said...

Gosh Elizabeth, I got such a kick out of the sale! Thank you for the lovely comment.


Thank you Skizo for always visiting and being so supportive. I really appreciate it. And I love your very different work as well - so amazing.

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Becky! Thank you dear friend.


Thank you so much Rhonda!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Rob, and thank you! So appreciate your comments.


Baie dankie Willy! A great compliment.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Diana! Such a nice thing to say!