Thursday, September 22, 2011

Flying


This is the second of the two paintings, posted below, that I started simultaneously. (60"X36" acrylic on canvas)
One was a commission and as I got closer to completion I asked my client to chose one of the two paintings and I put the contrail in that one. The contrail was a requested element.
I live in an area where there is a contrail in the sky all the time, most of us do. In the evenings, right now, as I write, there are a half dozen.
Since having these commissions I have paid closer attention to these contrails and the fact that they are a consistent element in my visual landscape, so in this second painting I have included one, but not without the juxtaposition of another flying element.  
When I look up at a contrail I often think of the people on board, and all the things that they are planning to do on arrival to wherever!
I have a similar thoughts when I see my local hawks soaring. What are they thinking, so high in the air? What does it feel like to really know the wind?

4 comments:

Sadeu said...

very good art : )

Celeste Bergin said...

WOW....what a painting! It is a showstopper...you (and the person who asked for this) have to be really happy with it. I do not have enough superlatives!

Bitch said...

Freedom in the sky....
Joy in the wings

Dan Gliubizzi said...

Thanks for the comments.
This painting I get to keep for my stock and the other one is hanging in his Dublin office. I am halfway through another with the entire hawk family in it.
I have been following all of you and it is really great to see all of this going on around the world!