Friday, 13 March 2009

Tramcar to Sanity

Tram 2 (work in progress)

Does this mean my cold has gone? No, it certainly doesn't; indeed, I've been coughing and sneezing for over a week now. However, I can't get a doctor's appointment until next week and I'm acutely aware of our impending Figure8 show at Preston Hall, for which I have no finished work. So let's see what a couple of hours of breathing in white spirit fumes does for me.

It looks like there's going to be a Tram Series, to follow on from the Vaporetto Series. This is how my second Prague tram looks after an hour and a half today. There's still quite a bit to do in adjusting the sky and making more of the church (it's actually the Church of St. Ludmilla, in Namesti Miru Square). I think the curve of the windows has been exaggerated by the camera lens, but I'll check on that later. I also want to make sense of some of the marks inside the tram - some of those should look like people!

Gosh, but it feels good to be painting again!


Serena said...

Beautiful, bold and rich colour scheme Harry, interesting theme too.
Painting is a great cure-all.... and at least the red nose will not look out of place today!
Get well soon :o)

harrybell said...

Thanks, Serena. Certainly while painting, I didn't notice my cold so much. Glad you like the idea of the picture. I just have to avoid being garish, I think.

April Jarocka said...

Really enjoyed the Vaporetto series! And looking forward to how this series of paintings develops Harry. Love the bold colours.

Anonymous said...

Another fine painting by you, Harry. Hope you get better soon. Did I mention that I feel GREAT? Oh, I guess I just did.

Anonymous said...

Ooops, sorry, that was me posting too Anonymously up there. Still feel great though.

Bruce T.

vivien said...

I like this one :>)

hope the cold is better soon

I always take things to the wire as well :>0

harrybell said...

April -- thank you. I'm hoping this series will prove to be as interesting for me as the Vaporetto Series. It's already got me investigating threads leading off from it.

Bruce -- hope you continue to feel great, Buddy.

Vivien -- thanks, but cold no better. A visit to the doc's is called for.