Saturday, 28 March 2009

Prague Tram No.4


Prague Tram No.4 (Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 ins,)

The muse returns! Or at least, the necessity to complete one of the Tram Series so that I might photograph it for the Preston Hall show publicity asserted itself.

I finished this one today, after working on it, on and off, over the last three days. There's the usual problem with reflections on wet paint which throw the colours in the sky out a little, but otherwise this is a decent photograph. I chose this one to finish on the basis that it's more colourful and therefore lends itself to publicity in brochures and the like, but there's no guarantee that it'll be chosen from the four images submitted. Just have to wait and see.

Getting this one finished makes me want to move the others along, so the prospect for work next week is good. Hurrah!

10 comments:

April Jarocka said...

Good for you Harry! Looks great. It conveys a real 'end of a great day' somewhere on holiday. Love the sunlight on the buildings behind and the blue shadows.

Serena said...

Bright, bold and buoyant painting, Harry! Glad to see you're picking up the brushes again :o)

Annie said...

I love this. Feels like an evocative slice of life that will be changing as soon as the tram has passed by.

harrybell said...

April, Serena, Annie -- I'm glad you like it. It's fast becoming one of my favourites, and not simply because it's the most recent!

vivien said...

I really like the unusual composition of this one - and that old drawing of the railway arches was lovely

harrybell said...

Vivien -- in the last few months I've begun to realise just how much composition means to me. It's something I want to explore further.

Don Gray said...

Wonderful! What an intriguing, unusuual design. And the color is luscious.

harrybell said...

Thanks, Don, and welcome to Boogie Street.

winna said...

It's hard to choose one from amother in this tram series but I like the door of the tram in this one which offers the motion of getting on and off as well as traveling---so it suggests interaction ---on the No 3 I love the intense sky etc.

harrybell said...

That you like them at all is amply sufficient.