Friday, January 8, 2010

Seattle Street Corner


A damp morning in Belltown.

12 comments:

Altoon Sultan said...

very nice, Susan. You've caught the particular feel of damp early morning light, sifted through low clouds, plus a silence and loneliness.

I hope it's not raining all the time.

Sandy Maudlin said...

WOW! This painting really portrays early morning, seacoast. The mood is fantastic.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wow, Susan. This is just lovely.

Susan Abbott said...

Thanks, all. The combination of grey sky, wet streets, and alot of neon in Seattle is appealing to a very melancholic like me!

Casey Klahn said...

As a Seattle denizen (formerly) I highly approve - absolutely great!

Of course it rains all of the time! That's why we call it the Pacific NorthWET.

I look forward to your posts, Susan.

Claire M said...

This painting really makes me feel the early morning when the city is still waking up. Nice!

Kathy said...

This is a truly wonderful painting. All the decisions you made led to an intimate and sensitive rendering. Love it!

Susan Abbott said...

Hey, Casey, Claire and Kathy, thanks for your comments! Painting this made me realize that I miss those moody urban early mornings...guess I need to get away from the green hills to gray cities with my paints more often.

Maggie Neale said...

The light, the dampness, and as Altoon says, the silence and loneliness....nice job, Susan. That bit of yellow trying to warm.....

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

that glow of yellow in the water is just great and of course the composition is just slamming!
I looked at the images as thumbnails on Flickr and they look so great together. A beautiful body of work.
Being a fellow New Englander and an artist, whose melancholy side is fed by grey days which are so cozy and well... melancholy, I appreciate your comment. Whenever it's cloudy and cool here in Naples, I LOVE it because it reminds me of home. People think I'm sick ;)

Susan Abbott said...

The yellow is aureolin--very transparent and with a hint of green, good in a wet-in-wet triad.

I know just what you mean about grey weather, Mary. This time of year in vermont, some sun is very welcome--but I wouldn't want a steady diet of blue skies and sunshine. Guess I'm sick, too.

Abi said...

i love this one. I like the guy standing in it the most, it's beautiful :D