Friday, March 9, 2012

Rohmans


I'm calling this one done for a while, or maybe I'm just calling it done, always open to hear your comments.

10 comments:

archi said...

Its done! Really nice. Further detail would distract and the colours and balance work well. One of your best I reckon. Whats next?

archi said...

I like the subtle "real" details that I always look for; the bra strap, the covert look of the girl next to red blouse; the worn book and the foamed empty glass. I have set this as my desktop background for a few days to study it. Its really good.

Pyracantha said...

We don't have dive bars in northern Virginia, but we've got a load of wineries. Have you ever drawn the drinking scene and vineyards at a winery?

SONSPRİNTER said...

..sevgili Üstad... büyük bir beyeni ve zevkle izliyorum bu harika çalışmanızı .. sevgiler...

Stephen Gardner said...

Archi, thanks so much for that, next is the White Horse Tavern and P.J Clarke

Pyra, Wines bars I have yet to touch, who knows, that could be the future.

Sonsprinter, thanks, it think.

archi said...

I have been looking at this painting for a few days on my desktop and trying to see what makes it work so well. I have been distracted by looking for something in the vibrant colors,(and they do play a big part) but what actually makes my eye go deep into the picture is your use of perspective. Good detail,ie, the 3 front people. Then interesting things to look at right in the front of the picture. Then my eyes walk down the counter to the spotlighted drama between the three women. Move across to the barman. The receding lights above and bar counter pull me back into the picture and moves me along to the group of three waiting for their turn at the pool table. After that my eyes roam about taking in the fantastic background. Colors,looking to see if anyone else is doing something interesting. Yup, it is a picture that talks back.

Hans Jenssen Illustration said...

In agree with everyone, including Sonsprinter (I think).

Stephen Gardner said...

Archi, thank you so much for taking the time to look at the painting and giving me your feed back, I put too much time into these and I love when someone takes the time to look.

Many thanks.

Hans, thanks, I'm working on a translation.

Guillermo Murua said...

seeing it live is mesmerizing! you are the master! thank you for making this Stephen.

zeysim said...

Such as photographs.really nice work