Thursday, September 03, 2009

Hotel Room

Oil on Panel, 16x20"
After working with subtle greys in the last painting, I wanted some saturated color! This is based on a hotel room I stayed in recently; I took some liberties with the color but mainly I wanted to build my color scheme around the red wall. It took a lot longer than I thought to get it "just right" but all the thin layers added up to some very rich hues.

14 comments:

silvina said...

Wow, Leslie! Shades of Hopper. I like the starkness of the design and the wonderful use of rich color.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks, Silvina! *Hopper is one of my all-time favorite painters.

Brothergrimm said...

I like the expectancy in this one. It's like we have to think of our own story to progress this scene--neat!

W. K. Moore said...

Leslie.. from large water bound animals to urban settings to peopled spaces.. you do them all so well. The visual challenges you set for yourself are met then far exceeded. nice -

David Lobenberg said...

Sweet, hippo cowgirl!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Wish there were different words to use but just beautiful Leslie. Reminds me of Hopper's "cinema" and "theatre" paintings (without the figures)

Leslie Sealey said...

Thx BG, that's what I like about it too. I added the little camisole on top of the suitcase for some intrigue!

Leslie Sealey said...

It would be so much easier to do the same thing all the time, but it's not in my nature. I'm glad I'm able to do justice to all these different subjects-thanks, W.K.!

Leslie Sealey said...

Yee-haw, thanks David!

Leslie Sealey said...

Sheila, any connection to Hopper is much appreciated.
His paintings evoked emotion whether or not they contained figures-not an easy thing to do.

Jason Waskey said...

I'm with everyone else-- I thought about Hopper too.

Really well done, Leslie. Great painting.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks Jason, I put a lot of time into this one and I'm glad it turned out as well as it did!

william wray said...

Like the emptiness of this one. Definitely has a lonely claustrophobic feel.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks, Bill!