Monday, April 28, 2008

Daily Art- New Work- City Lights

Oil painting by Heather BRown Truman

Full Painting

By Heather Brown Truman

Detail (click to enlarge)

by Heather Brown Truman


oil painting by Heather Brown Truman

Detail (click to enlarge)

oil painting by Heather Brown Truman

‘City Lights’

18″x 24″


Ready to hang, needs no frame

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Here is the quote that goes with the work:

“This is the fairest picture on our planet, the most enchanting to look upon, the most satisfying to the eye and spirit. To see the sun sink down, drowned in his pink and purple and golden floods, and overwhelm Florence with tides of color that make all the sharp lines dim and faint and turn the solid city to a city of dreams, is a sight to stir the coldest nature, and make a sympathetic one drunk with ecstasy.”

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
City Lights was inspired by the car and brake lights on a wet rainy night, driving through downtown Portland. everything was hazy and bright and dripping. The sunset was amazing in all the low clouds and smog, turning everything into flashes of weird other world colors. Neon running down in an alien world. And everyone was rushing, trying to run between rain that drizzles in blowing sheets and then pours like a monsoon once an hour. Darkness that turns life like in splatters of reflective color. Crossing the bridges into the suburbs of our home I looked back and saw the outline of the buildings retreating, melting into the blanket of speckled night.

I hope you enjoy, it’s my first ever city scene. Now I do city scape’s too. It’s all about doing something I’ve never done before right now. I am in another experimental phase…I might even try to paint a horse, just in time for the Derby. What the heck.

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redchair said...

Wow! Rich colors and textures! It remeinds me of (I think it was?) Claud Monet who said, "A Painting should look like paint. You should see the brush strokes." He would have loved Ms. Heather.

andrea said...

It's been too long since I visited. This is gorgeous -- and I love CORE, too.