Tuesday, April 25, 2006

A turn in the north















For Andrei.

20 comments:

delu said...

It's so beautiful...You can feel the breeze.

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! Lovely ... reminded me of the majestic landscape in Lawerence of Arabia!

A. Riabovitchev said...

REALLY NICE!!!!!!!!I love it!:O) THANKS FOR THE PICTURE, IT REALLY BROKE ME UP!:O)

juanjo nieto said...

The Prince Vladimir rides again!!!

Oscar Grillo said...

I love the sand castles and the donkey rides (Or should they be camels?)

limbolo said...

Remember to bring your own bucket....and sandwiches.
Those wishing to pose as romantic imperialists wil find the deserts of Northumbria provide adequate opportunies for whimsy.

Cali said...

wonderful, bravo (:

mister X said...

Wow! Beautiful picture

Miras said...

Aaaargh! How do you do that?!
I know; talent, work, talent...
But how can you be so synthetic, and so detailed with such a few simple strokes?!?
Geeez!
I go and sit in the corner of my room, behind the sofa, and cry all day left...

limbolo said...

You have talent too Miras. And, as Ronnie Scott used to say:
"Don't cry, it's only a movie."
What interests me in picture-making is abstract composition.
The greatest masters of composition were in the East. Do look at traditional Japanese arts and crafts in particular. We owe the modernist way of seeing to them. (I don't men that everybody should be painting samurai swordsmen and couples engaged in odd positions for sexual intercourse...Although, do that if it turns you on.)
I believe the single most important painter of all is JAN VERMEER of Delft. We all- from the greatest to the least - lie in his shadow. He is the finest of all technical painters; the true scientist of painting and its deepest mind. There may be artists to prefer; none can teach us more.

Oscar Grillo said...

I completly agree with you, Limbó...And Ronnie Scott also said "Suicide? That's the last thing I would ever do!"

limbolo said...

Ba-Boom!
Another from the wit and wisdom of El Ronnie:
(Imagine two cockney-jew jazz musicians drinking after hours.)
"....D'you know my old dad...when he died, my mum, she tried to get in touch with him,...She went to one of them spiritualist mediums.
"....So why did she do that then?
"....I dunno, perhaps he owed her money.

Ernesto Melo said...

It's beautiful how the sun passes through the clouds and slightly touches the ground in the distance.
Luckily the knight receives another over the red flag :)
Andrei, I'll envy you all the day!

alberto mielgo said...

This is taste and beauty.
I love to look at it.

sparth said...

another favorite!

Miras said...

Ah-ha! So my intuition was right. We look the same direction for inspiration...
I agree both on Japanese Art, and Johann Vermeer. I always loved his paintings, since I was ten or twelve, and I saw his "Woman reading a letter" in Dresden (this was the furthest West we could go then, but it was ok, the Dresdener Gallery is amazing).
It was love from first sight. I couldn't tell at that time what it was, but I knew instantly I will admire this guy works for the rest of my life. So I do.
Same with Japan. My first time I got in touch with "modern thinking". Funny enough it happened while looking at Hokusai, Hiroshige and kind! :-)
Thank for warm words on my scribbles.
And thank you for the wisdom of El Ronnie. I instantly swallowed tears and bursted it laugh!

Joan Cabot said...

Hey Limbolo, those white houses in the horizon look great!!
;)

Oscar Grillo said...

It suddenly hit me!...I was showing your work to a friend and he suggested that you paint skies like Jack Vetriano...He is right. May that be because of your common Caledonian ancestry?

limbolo said...

I knew there had to be some reason why I woke up dis mawnin' with a bad case of the blues.
Incidentally, Vetriano is Italian on his mother's side. And he was once kick-boxing champion of Wrexham - a more interesting achievement than his painting.
The sky looks like this because the summer sky in Nothumberland looks like this. The 'warm' yellowish tuning of the colour in this picture does resemble a pallette that Big Jack likes.

rupesh said...

it's awesome !!!