Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Rob and Caz Together


Rob and Caz Together (Oil with sand on canvas, 30x30 cms)

First of all, I hope you all had a good Xmas.

Like last year, I set myself a secret project which I couldn't tell you about until now. This is a painting based on a photograph I took at the wedding of Pat's son, Rob, to Caz (or Caroline, depending on who reads this) and I did it as a combined wedding and Xmas present for them. Luckily, they stayed with us for a few days at Pat's flat in Tynemouth, so I was able to give it to them on Xmas Day, even though the surface was still a little tacky.

10 comments:

Robert Day said...

Harry,

Excellent picture and a wonderful gift! The original photograph (which had potential itself) makes it clear that we are looking at sea, not sky, but your painting makes that ambiguous, which is nice. But it's your personal take on the image, which is what makes the gift so excellent.

FTL said...

An unusual subject for you, Harry, but beautifully rendered.

Bill

harry bell said...

Thank you, Robert, and welcome to Boogie Street. I'm glad you noticed the ambiguity of the background. That's one of those things that develops as the picture progresses and a decision has to be made whether to assert the reality. I'm pleased you agree that I made the right decision.

harry bell said...

Bill -- yes, unusual, and one I wasn't sure about when I started. But I'm pleased it worked out.

Anonymous said...

A fine picture and not at all "tacky" at least in the rendering department.

--
Bruce T.

harry bell said...

Thank you, Bruce. You have a good eye.

Jean Spitzer said...

Lucky couple.

Happy new year.

harry bell said...

Same to you, Jean. let's knock doors out of windows in 2011.

Kevin said...

Harry,
Really nice one - and a terrific gift.
Kev

harry bell said...

Thanks, Kevin.