Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Shrimp Boat

Shrimp Boat, 12x12, Oil, SOLD
Just on old shrimp boat... lounging in the bay... on another regular day... here in the seaside city of Pensacola. No real art news this week. Oh yeah! I was mentioned in the local newspaper's "Eye on Art"!
Reading from the paper--- "Pensacola's own plein air group- or artists who perform their craft outdoors - has its seventh annual exhibit at The Wright Place, 80 E Wright St., through Oct. 19. The strength of the group is its fresh view of familiar places, in accordance with plein air's definition of choosing local spots for subject matter. The done-to-death Pensacola Lighthouse, for example, is seen by Jill Berry looking up at the structure and relaying it to us with thick, wispy brushstrokes. ...
Since that was my same take on that subject in my posting of the lighthouse painting, I was able to see it as a compliment. So that's the challenge.


Karen said...

Mentions are good almost always, I think, but I'm not sure I agree with the 'wispy' brushstrokes. I always see a determination and power and burly-ness to them, and that's why I love them...they don't hedge.

And here I especially love the light edge of the sand that almost glows as it opens into the water.

Gwen Bell said...

Stunning! I love everything about this...the composition, the contrast, the colors. Really fine work, Jill!

Congratulations on the article. It's always nice to have that kind of exposure.

Luzia said...

I love shrimps! But your painting of the shrimp boot is another kategory (kind) of delicious pleasure! Best wishes from Luzia.

Anonymous said...

You should take it as a compliment - the method in which you paint adds so much to every piece. By the way, you look WAY too young to have those beautiful grown children.

Sandra Galda said...

So visually appealing, makes me want to spend time enjoying that environment!

Don Bishop said...

Nice work Jill. That looks like a teal cool spot to paint.
Have you started any glaze painting yet?

Victor Errington said...

Lovely colourful painting as usual
Jill. Well done and all the best.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Once again, well done! I love your colors and composition.

Chuck Dilmore said...

stunning work, Jill!
stunning mention, too!

and we always love seeing the Artist in motion!


Paula said...

Who takes your photos, Jill? I love seeing them, it gives them such a sense of place.

Nicki said...

This is lovely... I like the composition; how the sand and sky seem to surround the boat- almost circling it. Great colors too.

Marian Fortunati said...

Love the way the air swirls around!!

I hope the newspaper article brought you some new clients!!!

Kathy said...

Your painting is so dynamic - the brush work and palette choice enhances the scene.

Jill Berry said...

Thanks so much you-all for your pats on the back.
As bloggers, you know how motivating it is to hear from one another.
And as artists you all have an interesting and unique look at things.
Thanks for mentions of methods & composition.

Thanks for the WAY kind comments. We ladies know how those kind of compliments are relished!

Anyone who walks up while I'm painting may become my photographer. A couple of times, I have even thought... did I really just put my camera into the hands of a total stranger... but so far so good. Usually people are glad to help... I tell them about the blog. Thanks for your take on - sense of place.
Glad to see your blog is back in action!

Nikki, Marian, & Kathy-
Thanks for comments on the swirling, encircling & dynamics...
great to know those effects work to liven up the scene.

I have to get back around to everyones blog... I have been out of town for a few. Missed seeing what you've been up to.