Thursday, December 20, 2007

"Happy Holidaze!"

'Old Hospital Bunker'..........oil on canvas panel.........7x9 inches (SOLD)

Feeling festive and foolish, sipping spiked eggnog, I sit here ecstatically contemplating my blog....
Holidays are fast encroaching as the year is coming to a close. I'm
writing now from my brain which is sitting in a warm and cozy skull, safe from the rain and elements.

This painting was done on the grounds of the ‘Barlow Respiratory Hospital’ located in Elysian Park (just minutes from the Dodger Stadium), where lascivious and restless young men meet, greet and generally frolic amongst the brush and foliage. Oh, if leaves could talk! When I first arrived at this particular building/bunker I assumed it was abandoned due to the general disrepair. “Was it a ghost I see!?”.... thought I, as an old man in hospital scrubs strolled casually past, pulling an oxygen tank behind him. A quick toss of a rock told me no, he was flesh and blood just like me! When confronted by this angrily gibbering lunatic, my painting comrade Jose told him in no uncertain terms that he shouldn't smoke a cigarette at a respiratory hospital, certainly not while pulling an oxygen tank! This quick guilt reversal seemed to do the trick, and we painted in an uninterrupted manner for the remainder of the very cold and brisk afternoon.

Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année!

17 comments:

C. Ousley said...

Happy Holidaze to you too. Sorolla himself would approve of the light in this one.

Urban Barbarian said...

Glad I found your blog! Went to one of your pose sessions at your studio a while back and was very impressed with the raw quality of your work! Great blog Jennifer!

PleinEric said...

Love the freshness of this one Jennifer!

Merry Christmas to you...

eric

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les lull said...

Another nice piece. I am watching the artist to watch. ;-). Best of 08 to you and yours.

Barbie Bud said...

Hi Jennifer, I've enjoyed looking around your blog. You do amazing work. I'll be back. Take care, Barb

Robin Weiss said...

Hey Jen, Hope your Christmas was jolly,

Beautiful light and shadow here! Like the little road blocks,Are they to try and keep out the crazy old men with cigarettes and oxygen?

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rob ijbema said...

oh jennifer,
you little light catcher you!
hope to see many more of your fabulous work in '08
cheers!

Nick said...

A good year of work Jennifer! BTW, do you ever work larger? I'd be curious to see what you do on a different scale. I'll be out there in a couple of weeks for NAMM, maybe I can catch one of your shows. keep up the great work!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I like the 'alliteration':::: dim memories of English classes.
Your work is wonderful!
Happy New Year!

ANDREW JUDD said...

Happy New Year Jennifer.

Looking forward to another year of inspirational work from you.

Cheers... Andrew

Eric Orchard said...

Really wonderful work!

Cooper Dragonette said...

WHERE is it you go for such extended periods of time that you are unable to update my favorite blog!?!

Jack Riddle said...

Jennifer--I agree with Cooper. Post more! The work is exquisite... What you do with light--wow.

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