Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Red Bucket


'Red Bucket'..........oil on canvas panel...........7x9 inches
Revisited the Verdant Stables with an enthusiastic and talented painting posse a few weeks ago. While meandering my way throughout the grounds, I came across this little cranny between two horse stables. What caught my eye was the brilliant red bucket gleaming radiantly against the rich cast shadow on the cinderblock wall. The discarded green chair immersed in shade balanced befittingly with the warm, red color of the bucket. Overall, the arrangement of the randomly placed objects in this scene created a dynamic and amusing 'rural' still life.



Joining me on this plein air excursion were Joseph Stoddard and Jose De Juan, two wonderful artists who both produced deliciously delightful paintings of Verdant terrain.


Painting by Joe Stoddard






Painting by Jose De Juan

19 comments:

W. K. Moore said...

You have that right Jennifer.. a talented posse. I find it helpful to have the bar raised as an incentive to do better work. Hope to join in this weekend. Glad you had the opportunity to hang out in one of my favorite all time cities - Chicago. Can't wait to hear the tales.. BTW red bucket painting is powerful. It takes me to a personal, reflective, relaxed place. You brought the mellow one more time!

Milford Acornes said...

Pretty fancy painting there, Jennifer.

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks for the bigger enlargement. nice to see the detail of paint application.The eye moves smoothly along the rail of the wall to the background shapes and down to the focal point, then leaves you with anticipation as to the next scene in the play. Nicely composed, thoughtful painting. Its a winner Jennifer!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

You three did a very good job. I like yours especially. The subject seems so unspectacular and yet you show us where to look at and that there is beauty and a subject matter everywhere. We only have to see and paint it. Great colors!

René said...

"A little red friend around the corner." :-D

Another great piece, ...
I wonder what it is with you guys over there, ... everybody has such a rich under-painting, I'm just slobber (?)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Bill,
Glad to hear the mellow vibes are back.

Can't wait to share my Chicago tales.
Wish I could join you......wouldn't mind going a second time around.

Hope you can join us this weekend for some plein air action. You know you're always welcome..just make sure the crusty old 'painting' reaper doesn't sabotage your painting time ;-)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Ron,

...a fancy painting from a fancy girl.

BTW I like your new 'nom de plumme'

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Robin,

for your generous and observant comment.
....much appreciated!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Stefan,

I had much fun painting this one!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Rene,

" A little red friend around the corner".....I like that!!

Michael Pieczonka said...
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Michael Pieczonka said...

Jennifer.. gorgeous piece>! You definitely caught the backlit effect of light gleaming through the back of the bucket. I like the design too, the curved arm of the chair in shadow is nice echo to the looped hose in FG. Spectacular light.

I see ya got some talented friends too!

rob ijbema said...

again...i would just walk past this little scene...and you turned it into art Jennifer,excellent drawing and although the paint is loose it has got a solid feel
wonderfull!!!

i noticed you always go out with paintingbuddies,is this partly 'cos it is less safe for women to paint on their own!?

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Michael, for your perceptive and considerate comment.

....and yes, it's always inspiring and fun to hang with a savvy and friendly bunch :)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Rob, for your generous comment!

......I enjoy painting with buddies partly because it's more fun and inspiring, especially if they are enthusiastic and positive (and of course it's safer).....

Tom Kidd said...

Nice job! You can really see/feel the translucency of that red bucket.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Tom!

les lull said...

I love your treatment of familiar places. I have been peeking in on your blog for a while now since Mr. Wray brought you to my attention. Love the way you push the paint.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Les :)

By the way, I checked out your work and I was very much impressed. You are quite prolific and extremely gifted!