Saturday, January 30, 2010

Walking Down to the Harbor


Hopetown is a very small place (filled with little houses, big palm trees, telephone poles and tropical plants) bordered on one side by a busy cobalt harbor, and on the other side by an expanse of empty turquoise ocean--and together making for a very interesing jumble of shapes and colors.

8 comments:

Marie Theron said...

A very lively painting, Susan! And even the name Hopetown suggests a small friendly place!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

This takes my breath away, Susan.

Altoon Sultan said...

This is so beautiful, Susan.It reminds me of Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera, where I spent time painting over the years, and it reminds us of Homer's Caribbean watercolors.

Sheila said...

What a difference in the colors from the set of paintings that emerged from the NW US trip! Both sets beautiful, & each one true to the environment that inspired it.

laura said...

Phenomenal colors; I love how you've strung the pink throughout.

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you, all. Glad you like this one. The more I paint outside, the more mysterious the whole process seems to me--the combination of analysis and intuition, planning and impulse, is so complicated, that's its best not to try to figure the whole thing out at all, and instead just paint.

sue said...

This is gorgeous! It's so representative of island colors--so vibrant and rich, but not heavy at all. WOW! love this, and the abstraction here, too.

drawn2life said...

Delicious color! Glad I found your blog and artwork!