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Thursday, 16 July 2009

Toy Landscape

Pass this view regularly in the car, it has the air of artificiality that you would find in a kids improbable arrangements of toys: the barn is on a nice little hill (why?), the track curves picturesquely, but pointlessly, oh and the sun makes it look improbably ideal.

14 comments:

rahina qh said...

lovely colours and light Simon and those clouds of dust are a lovely touch.

cardesin said...

Simon
That masterful blend of colors! I think a wonderful book!
Congratulations!
a big hug!

Joanne Licsko said...

This is a lovely painting, so unique with it's colour.

Vicente Herrero said...

Hello Simon, Good work,
With certain mystery
With many pictorial qualities.

Simon Jones said...

Thanks Rahina, yes could do with that sort of sunlight now.

Simon Jones said...

Hi Cardesin, yes it looks like a childrens book illustration idealised and sunny, have you seen the Chapman brothers paintings where they join up the dots in childrens puzzle books to make horrible monsters? see http://www.whitecube.com/artists/chapman/viii/ I find all their work very very funny, and very very good.

Simon Jones said...

Hi Joanne, yes the light is tending towards orange, think your colours are amazingly observed, is there a method you use or just lots of practice?

Simon Jones said...

Hi Vicente good to here from you again, this painting is more realistic than usual, but I hope I havent lost any of the poetry and mystery.

Art with Liz said...

Wow Simon, you don't post that often, but when you do, it's great! The feel of Summer comes through so strongly in this one - great colours.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Yes, all is as you say, but I like how you treated the foliage back there. That to me is the challenge.

Arti said...

Very nice painting , Simon; I like your work:)

Linny D. Vine said...

This one take me on a wonderful wander-most inviting, Simon.

Simon Jones said...

Thanks Linny, your paths are a lot more magical than mine, mine try to be contemplative yours are just joyous.

Simon Jones said...

Hi Arti welcome, thanks for the nice comment, your figures are very alive, and scenes full of mysterious promise, very nice.