Friday, February 6, 2009

Rear View



I was waiting in line for the drive-up window at the bank and saw an appealing image in my rear view window. The back wall of a building at the end of the drive had been painted half brick/raw sienna and half gray. In front of the wall were bushes with red and green leaves.  

This painting doesn't really capture just how pretty it was.

7 comments:

laura said...

But the painting is so nice--I love the limited palette and how the wall pushes the bushes forward. And how amazing that you'd 1) note the scene, 2) remember it and 3) paint it!!

Cathy Gatland said...

Isn't it great when beauty jumps out at us in the most unexpected places (the queue for the bank!)? Your colours are subdued, but so pretty!

The Happy Painter said...

I like the simplicity and palette. I must look behid me more often! :-)

Robyn said...

It is amazing how images jump out of the most unexpected places when one paints. I remember when I started I was always training behind when walking - there is so much to look at.

This is a very appealing palette.

Sherry said...

You keep your eyes open, don't you? How else you gonna find beauty in this world?

sue said...

I think it's lovely! I enjoyed your description of it, and like a true artist, you saw its potential, even in the rearview mirror! Excellent!

paris parfait said...

I bet it comes close - such a lovely painting!