Tuesday, October 10, 2006

the Spider



oil on hardboard panel
6'' x 6''

sold

Earlier this summer I passed one of these nomadic carnivals setting up in the parking lot of a local shopping center. This traveling amusement park struck me as a great subject for some paintings. I quickly drove home, got my camera and returned to get as many shots as I could before the gates opened for business. The cumulus were building up in the sunny humid skys, providing a wonderful backdrop to the well worn amusements in various stages of assembly. This piece depicts a small portion of a single leg of the spider.


4 comments:

bdelpesco said...

Unbelievable. Just awesome.

Larry Seiler said...

nicely done...
reminds me of being out in Vegas this past summer up on the Stratosphere...

a good angle, great handling...

YP said...

Awesome : 0

James Neil Hollingsworth said...

I apprecieate it! I wasn't sure if this would just provoke the response - what is it?. I have to admit I like unconventional crops. Sometime they work, and other times . . . not so much.