Friday, September 14, 2007

Chain Bridge, Newburyport

24x24" oil on panel.

20 comments:

René PleinAir. said...

Grote genade!!

Ow sorry, Good grace, this one is soo awesome, the grey the comp. the airy and eerie feeling it giving. Marvelously done Les, although I have a little hunch that it isn't plein air ;-)

Wow, I keep finding it WOW!!

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks René! You are right-not plein air. This one was carefully controlled (color) but I tried to paint it in a bold way.

Brothergrimm said...

Very foggy, I like it! The stonework on the bridge came out very well!

kiergaard said...

Leslie, This is beautiful! And having been on that bridge, it is fascinating to see what you did with it- the detail that you chose to include, and what you left out. I am a huge fan!

Leslie Sealey said...

B.G., I just have this thing for concrete. : )

Leslie Sealey said...

Hey Lori, I am so glad you like the result! I sure chewed on this one for a long time-how to show the interaction/design of the bridge shapes without getting bogged down in details? Mmmm....fog! Then, a car for drama and human interest. I wish I could come up with something like this every single day.

David Bogart said...

very nice leslie.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks, David! I am tempted to keep this one for myself.

Cooper Dragonette said...

Terrific piece Leslie. A lot of mood and atmosphere in such a simple structure. Fantastic!

Leslie Sealey said...

Cooper, I appreciate your comments-thanks!!
You have some excellent paintings on your blog, btw...I need to spend some time looking. : )

william wray said...

Hey L,

Congrats on being in the new SW art! Nice big shot too!

Leslie Sealey said...

Awwww...THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That means a lot coming from you.

rob ijbema said...

oh yeah,what a strong image
full of atmosphere
i love scenes like this!

Leslie Sealey said...

Hi Rob, I thought this was one of my better efforts.
Thanks for commenting!

Bridget said...

I discover your blog and really admire your work, may be this one is my favorite painting but it's hard to choose one!Congratulations from France!

Edward B. Gordon said...

magic ! magic ! great work, and thank you for the link !

Leslie Sealey said...

Thank you so much Edward. I felt like this was one of my best efforts so far.

Leslie Sealey said...

Bonjour Bridget! I like your painting called "un papillon blanc." France is a beautiful country, I spent some time there when I was young (quand j'etais quinze ans). I think I need French lessons again! : )

Leslie

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Love this.
I'm a bridge girl. One of theses days I'm going to break out with some bridge paintings. I DO drive over them holding the camera like you have here so, I have some great references!

Leslie Sealey said...

You should paint some bridges! I don't know what it is, I just love roads,trucks, overpasses and bridges. I always seem to revisit commerce and transportation themes; maybe I'm the Raymond Loewy of painting.