Monday, 30 November 2015

UNE PAUSE - Île Saint-Louis, Paris


 

SOLD

#294 - 7" X 5 - Oil

I guess broke a few rules here, but I think rules are sometimes meant to be broken. I decided not to edit anything in this painting. I kept the crowded foreground with the bike and the parked cars. To me this is typical Paris.

I have to confess though that I purposely took advantage of the reds here and there and curves of the bike to manipulate the viewer's eye. Do you see what I mean? ;-)

 

11 comments:

Bruce Sherman said...

Good morning Helen!... This piece is absolutely one of favorite Cooper creations. It is so... because it defies "the usual". It does risk and show your willingness to stretch artistically... and to own the "Idea"... and its various elements.

It is a highly personal painting... portrait-like in a fashion... but private... even voyeuristic in another sense. All of these qualities draw the viewer into the process visually and psychologically! Painting doesn't get any better than this in my humble opinion.

Bravo Helen... and I loved that last street lamp with its fanciful... playful shadow!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

Carol Flatt said...

Just outstanding, Helen!! Interesting composition and great color harmony. Well done, my friend!

Karen Johnston Daily Paintings said...

Love the composition Helen!! The lovely neutrals with the pops of red a fantastic:)

Azra said...

Yes, I do see and I think its an amazing painting, love all the different tones of grey and composition!!

Helene Adamson said...

S'wonderful. S'marvelous. S'paree! Well done, Helen. I adore it, and the colors are so warm and soft.

L.W.Roth, said...

You decided right. The bike, the shoulder in the foreground up the action. Beautiful colors. 1920s feel

Jane said...

This is stunning Helen, absolutely love it, great colors and subject, and incredible how you put so many things into a small painting without it looking crowded , awesome job !

Wendy Barrett said...

Oh la la!!C'est magnifique!
Helen this is just stunning! The composition and colours are all so perfect! You have some serious talent running through your veins!!

Haddock said...

What rules?
Its perfect.

Helen Moreda said...

That red works perfectly. What an interesting moment you captured. Great painting that tells a story.

Clare Bowen said...

I really like the story telling, I'm sure this lady would have lot to say! It's as though she doesnt know we are looking at her. The painting has a French feel.