Wednesday, October 04, 2006

the Pause that Refreshes

oil on hardboard panel
6'' x 6''


When we go on vacation, we invariably wind up in Blue Mountain Florida. We've been going there for over twenty years, and it feels like our second home. Sometime during our stay we will cruise down to Seaside for an ice cream or to pick up a new book at Sundog. On our last trip we came across this small snack stand built out of what looked to be a tiny Airstream trailer near the "town" center. This old coke crate was sitting on an ice chest next to the stand. I loved it's color, and the graphic quality of the Coke logo.


Jelaine Faunce said...

Gorgeous piece! I have one of those old Coca-Cola crates, but it does not look as nice as the one in your painting.

When I read your description of this piece, my first thought was, "Florida has mountains???"

Jeffrey Hayes said...

Wow. These small pieces have always been great, but with the last 3 or 4, it seems like they've gone up to a new level. You're scaring me man! :)

Did I mention WOW?

Larry Seiler said...

you're a painter, to that there is no doubt.

Over the past few years I've been striving for painterly realism...and often I see real tight work now and it simply reminds me of a good deal of labor. Yours has not lost the charm at all, or shall I say appeal. Very fine work.

It only disturbs me to see so little bid on the work, as I believe your work should deserve more. I suppose though, you have your great bid successes that balance out the others. Still...just the same, a delight to see what you're up to!

take care

James Neil Hollingsworth said...

Jelaine I don't know where that mountain is! And to you all, all I can say it thanks. I REALLY appreciate your positive comments. I'm pretty insecure about my work, and it's encouraging to hear that I haven't completely missed the mark on some of these paintings. Again, Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful James! Great comp and color, and excellent execution! Congrats on all the bids.

PaintingEachDay said...

You are quite the great painter!

Unknown said...

I was just going back through the archives on your blog and saw this one, really great. The brushwork reminds me of J.C. Leyendecker's work a bit.