July 22, 2008


(219) Sensible Shoes
8 x 16, oil

This woman's ensemble of primary colors caught my eye and when she stopped to strike this great pose, I knew she was destined to become a painting.
The 26th is Mick Jagger's birthday. It was tough choosing just one quote because there are just so many great ones, so I will leave you with two of my favorites...
"People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. It's very selfish, but it's understandable.
They love talking about when they were young and heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time. It's quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders, the memories of so many people"...
"I got nasty habits. I take tea at three" (always cracks me up) I am off to spend a few days with family...ttfn

10 comments:

TAG said...

I'm freaking out. This is AWESOME! Love the perspective and her arms. Good God!

Paz said...

This IS a great pose. And I love the shadow portrayal. Thanks so much for your kind words during my surgery. I'm glad to be back, recuperating and enjoying your paintings once again.

Best,
Paz

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Faye, this is awesome! Love it.

E. Floyd said...

I really like this painting. And I love this series focusing on the different stances people make and the shadows that fall. Very fun work!

Barbara Pask said...

I love the paintings you have been doing lately, legs and shadows. This one is really cute, everything about it.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

fabulous is the only word thatg will do in describing these paintings of people and shadows. Beautifully balanced.

FCP said...

Thanks so much everyone. I took these photos late in the afternoon from the vantage point of a third floor balcony. I have wanted to paint them since April, so I'm happy to have to chance to finally explore the light and shadows.
thanks for all the kind comments. I appreciate you stopping by.
Faye

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

This shadow series is a really fantastic idea. The way you are composing them is incredible!
You got it goin' on here Faye!

Jeffrey

Deborah Ross said...

Love your work,especially the figure studies and the water. That water is sensational!

Paula Cravens said...

FAye,
I love this shadow series and this one takes the cake! You go girl!