Friday, August 29, 2008

Dumbo?


Dumbo
oil on pre-primed hardboard panel
6'' x 6"

Dumbo is the last of my outside paintings for this week. I have to say this was without doubt the most fun of this series. Karen and I were driving to Gallery Street to pick up a couple of her new giclee's, and on the way we passed one of those nomadic carnivals that set up in parking lots. I made a mental note to return the next morning, and do some photography. When I got there the delapidated state of most of the rides deflated my hopes for getting any good material. Then I came across the little elephant ride, and cheered up. The elephants were in great shape, with a high gloss finish, and bright colors. In the end I wound up taking a lot of photos of the entire set up, but these little guys were the hit of the party. I think that one of these could eventually wind up as a much larger painting sometime in the future. It would be a hoot to paint one of these really big. If you interested in bidding on this painting, you can access the auction by clicking here.


9 comments:

Chris said...

Love it. Very cool. Great composition!

James Neil Hollingsworth said...

thanks chris!

T.Ford said...

Great piece!
Ditto on everything Chris said. I was surprised to see this was such a small painting...it comes across much larger. Awesome job!

M.irani said...

very cool! :-)

JAN said...

wonderful art very eye catching

Todd Bonita said...

Wow! Great fun here Neil...you should get outside more often...this is a wonderful series. Your blue skies are so deep and rich with color.

All the best,
Todd

Block Dog Art said...

Hi,
Just came across your blog, love this painting,so fresh and playful. I just finished reading Water for Elephants and love the carnival/circus atmosphere, something kinda of sad amongst all the dazzle.

Jennifer Young said...

Fantastic and fun piece. I'd be all for taking it big. I think it would be great as an oversized painting.

Ambera said...

I love the clouds, of course. Beautiful job.