Monday, October 18, 2010

Columns Of Light

Columns Of Light, 10x8
SOLD

This detail was painted from photo reference I took while in Ohio this past summer. It depicts a corner of the Hart Mansion in Minerva. Built just after the Civil War in an Italianate Victorian style, the mansion now serves as a fine restaurant. I found the arrangement of this trio of columns to be unusually beautiful and a wonderful example of what's known in design circles as the Divine Proportion, or Golden Ratio.

17 comments:

Kim said...

Gorgeous!

Mitzi Easley said...

I love this Stephen... also Local Flavor...love your light!! Well done! How are you liking your class?

Kim Blair said...

The splash of blue tones in the shadow is a nice accent to the warm orange sections in the stucco. Love the painterly brush work.
Kim

George De Chiara said...

Beautiful painting. Love the pattern of light and dark in this one and your color choices. Bravo!

Dana Cooper said...

I love everything about this piece Stephen! The composition, the title, the light and of course your brushwork are all fabulous!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

One of my favorite painters is John Singer Sargent. He would be proud of this one. Stunning

liz wiltzen said...

Hey Stephen, great job on the lost edges in this one, it really creates a stong pattern of light and dark. It's a solid design with great color and brushwork to pull it all together, bravo!

Ruth Andre said...

This is truly a Golden Painting. It is so lovely. Thanks for sharing a bit of its history.

claire christinel said...

Hi Stephen, this is a beautiful detail. As always I your
brushwork is fantastic, but I also love all the colours used to say white. Fabulous!

Bev Boren said...

Simply beautiful! Love it!

Becky Joy said...

Love this one Stephen. Strong composition and wonderful color. Beautiful.

Lynn Lancaster said...

Stephen
Great shadows. White is hard to do sometimes. Good feeling to the painting

mary maxam said...

beautifully rendered architecture. then, that wonderful warm color under the whites. just lovely

Carol Schiff Studio said...

STUNNING!!

Gwen Bell said...

That red ground really makes the magic happen here. Love those blue shadows and your lost edges. You always have incredible light in your pieces!

Julie Hill said...

What a magnificent piece Stephen. I have found myself coming back to it time and time again.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

fantastic. Architecture perfection.