Saturday, June 14, 2008

Taxi

Here's a new one from my Chicago trip. It's 9x12" oil on panel. I tried to focus on the bigger shapes and patterns and not get hung up on details.

SOLD

25 comments:

David Lobenberg said...

You go girl! Love the scale, limited palette of color, the cab and gate popping colors, the softened edges...pooh!...it's sometimes hard for me to write about art...me an art teacher! Bottom line, the painting excites me. That Sargent dude does the same with me. I have never seen that particular painting. It's incredible! It's flat out sick!

sandra flood said...

This is superb Leslie! Less is so much more.

Susan Carlin said...

Powerful image, this. Beautifully done!

silvina said...

spots of brilliant color are so very effective in mostly gray paintings. Wonderful.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks David! I'm also glad you enjoyed the Sargent painting; it absolutely sparkles in real life.

Leslie Sealey said...

Sandra, I agree-I like to let the viewer fill in the details.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks Susan!

Leslie Sealey said...

Silvina, you are right about the grey background-it definitely make the higher chroma colors stand out!

W. K. Moore said...

Leslie.. what a surprise to scroll to the bottom of this painting. The business with the cars and gates is balanced nicely with the vertical structure of the building. This cityscape packs a punch. Your Art Institute pictures are a treat to view. I had the pleasure of being at that school in my early 20s (long ago). I always walked through the museum to get to my morning classes as a visual morning cup of coffee. Glad you enjoyed your visit there..

Leslie Sealey said...

That is so cool! I couldn't get enough of the Art Institute; it was amazing. I love that they let people take pictures of the art. I loved Chicago and plan to get back there before too long.

Brothergrimm said...

I like how there's this vertical peace in the upper portion, then boom! hustle at the bottom.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks! It was fun trying to balance all that grey space at the top with some punchy color at the bottom...I think it needs further investigation!

Austin Maloney said...

I just love this painting. I'm a fellow daily painter and I was curious if you'd be interested in doing a reciprocal link exchange.

My Blog:

http://austinmaloney.blogspot.com/

My Email:

amaloneyart@gmail.com

Sandy Maudlin said...

I really like this painting. High impact and says so much without telling all about it.

rob ijbema said...

yes very strong leslie with enough interest and ofcourse i love the cars...

WALTER TOSCANO said...

WWO, LESLIE.
YOUR WORKS ARE EXCELLENT.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I HAVE LINKED YOU IN MY BLOG OF PAINTINGS.


SEE YOU SOON.

william wray said...

Took some guts to leave that big empty shape a lot of great editing here! Less is more.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks Bill!

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks Rob, I do enjoy painting cars and trucks! I just did some plein air work and it felt so strange not to have any buildings or cars in the painting!

Leslie Sealey said...

Hi Austin, I sent you an email...
will take care of links soon.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks Walter!

Don Gray said...

Fantastic! Beautiful job, Leslie.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks, Don! This is one of my favorite cityscapes so far; I need to do a bigger version.

Charles Luke said...

Leslie,

This is a visually stunning piece. And of course, the vertical grays match the upper linear portions of my soul - the part I show to the world as orderly and mundane. At the bottom, however, the darkened night is splintered by the movement of the taxi transporting souls into an obscure - and perhaps dangerous - unknown. My soul is the same - at the top the mundane and sedate but at the bottom - a bunch of red and yellow gunk that no one really knows what it is. Smashing!!!

Leslie Sealey said...

I almost called it "Portrait of Charles's Soul" but I thought that would be too obvious, so I changed it to "Taxi." : )