Thursday, June 19, 2008

Another Little Slice of New York Life...

Greetings fine art aficionados, it's been a long time coming, but here's a taste of one of my latest fruit stand series. This was inspired by my trip to Manhattan's Chinatown, where the fragrant smells and vibrant colors cried out to be captured on canvas. I also liked the patterns in the Chinese grill fence behind this unassuming, neon-orange clad, fruit-feeling fellow. Enjoy!
'Chinatown Bargain'........oil on panel........8x15inches


~EXTRAS~

My painting ‘Old Hospital Bunker’ recently received an ‘Award of Excellence’ at the OPA 17th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils hosted by Dana Gallery in Missoula, MT.

36 comments:

René PleinAir. said...

A well earned double congratulation!
One for the award the other for this nice "Another Little Slice of New York Life..."

I would like to see some other works from the fruit stand series as well.

Take care!

Dianne Mize said...

I love it when I find a painting with a strong composition, a mastery of the painting craft, solid drawing skills, and gutsy presentation. Your work has it all. I'll be back.

Jennifer McChristian said...

...and a double 'thank you' to you Rene!

It's always a pleasure when you visit :)
More fruity fruits on the way....

Jennifer McChristian said...

Dianne,

I appreciate your generous and thoughtful praise! I look forward to your next visit :)

Crescendo said...

Wonderful artworks. I like colors and topics !

Barbara Pask said...

Your paintings are wonderful, I've enjoyed looking around. Especially love the city scenes.

drips of paint said...

A very nice award for excellence... well done Jennifer ...

Very bold use of color can't wait to see the rest of your series

David Lobenberg said...

Your comment on my blog prompted me to check on yours again...at long last a new McChristian painting to enjoy and study! This art aficionado is waiting to see more of your NYC street scenes!

Michael Pieczonka said...

Jennifer, this a beautiful new direction by the looks of it. It has a markedly different feel than previous pieces I've seen of yours. I love the metal chinese pattern in the bg fence, and I like the way you've dealt with the figures foot... nice indeed. Can't wait for more!

Werner said...

I just stumbled in for the first time... great work Jennifer!
And congratulations for the well deserved award!

Ryan Evans said...

Congrats on the award!

I like the figure in this- is that a paintings he's standing in front of?

Ryan

Danny Griego said...

Congrats on the award Jennifer! And I really dig the fruit stand painting. Magnificent.

rob ijbema said...

well done on the awards jennifer
and another smashing painting
love the fruit and the chineese gate.the figure is nicely done too
love the suggestive looseness,
the hoody makes him look suspicious...

Jared Shear said...

Congrats on the OPA award!.....I was able to make it to the show and saw the piece in person, beautiful work.

There were lots of beautiful paintings there, but the few paintings that did receive awards had a little something extra, a spark, or energy to them.

Robin Weiss said...

Congrats Jen! I love this painting! Reminds me a bit of Pike Place Market, here in Seattle.

WR Jones said...

Whoa - a beautiful display of light and color.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Crescendo, Barbara, Timothy,
Thank you for your super-duper comments!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi David,

Thanks for popping in :)
Stay tuned for more NYC scenes.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the insightful thoughts!
I have indeed been exploring a new direction, trying to experiment with a slightly more expressionistic, personal and playful approach.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Werner,

Thanks for 'stumbling' in.
I appreciate the kudos!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Ryan!

The figure is standing in front of a metal panel on the wrought iron door that has been weathered and worn.
Actually, it does resemble a painting! (hmmmmmmm, subconscious on my part perhaps? ;)

Jennifer McChristian said...

...and a double 'thank you' to you Danny!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Rob!

As you know, I am partial to suspicious looking men (and women) in hoodies.
More to come......

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Jared!
How fortunate you were able to attend the OPA show!
...must have been impressive to see all those wonderful paintings in person!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Robin!
By the way, your sketches from Uganda are remarkable!!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Bill and Lisa!

David Lobenberg said...

There is a little ditty making the rounds, and for whatever it's worth, I gave you one. Check out my latest post.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Huge congratulations on your award - your work truly deserves it. I love this painting of Chinatown, and I really liked "Letting Off Steam", too. You really capture just the essence of the moment. Not too much, not too little. I'm a big fan!

milindmulick said...

congratulations on award.
your work is owesome,truly as david said.
bold confident and masterly work

Art and Poetry said...

Hello
I like your art very much it is the type of paintings I like.
I am looking for links to art blogs, would you like a link?
My blog is:
www.art-by-nick-harvey.blogspot.com

Bye!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi David,

Thanks for the info... I'll check it out.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Kelley,

Thanks for dropping by :)
I appreciate the the huge kudos!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Milind!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks for visiting Nick.
Your poetry is captivating and lovely!

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