Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Two More Makes a Set


Tram 3 (oil on canvas, work in progress)



Tram 4 (oil on canvas, work in progress)

I discovered from the doctor that you can't get any medication for a prolonged cough if your lungs are uncongested. I'm delighted to report that my lungs are indeed perfectly clear, so I have to just cough my way to health. Meanwhile, life and art must go on, so it's back to the trams for me.

Very roughly blocked in, but these two new paintings mean I have four paintings of Prague Trams on the go. I suspect these four will complete the Tram Series, but you never know. The composition in each of these new ones interests me. They're put together from separate images - trams and street scenes - but seem to work and are further examples of a kind of whirling vortex that crops up occasionally in my work.

7 comments:

Aarti Harish said...

Wonderful...!!

harrybell said...

Thank you, Aarti.

Owen said...

I especially love the evocative depth felt in the first painting.

Casey Klahn said...

I can't say enough great about these. Wow.

I especially love the abstraction mirrored by the passengers and the buildings - very cunning and interesting.

harrybell said...

Owen, casey - I really appreciate your comments. Thanks.

Chris said...

Hi, Harry, haven't posted any comments lately as I lost my password. Hope I've now remembered it correctly...

I wanted to ask what's happened to Tram 1. Is it finished?

Best
Chris

harrybell said...

Welcome back, Chris. I've continued to be a bit off colour so no more work has been done on any of the trams. There are four, all waiting for me to rouse myself.