Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rainy Day in the Batey

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Here is the first of five new oils inspired by the Batey Libertad, the Haitian community in the Dominican Republic that I visited last November. These paintings, along with my son Colin's photographs, will be featured in an upcoming show at the University of Vermont to benefit the Batey--say tuned for more details!

7 comments:

Angela Maria Russo said...

very beautiful work

rik said...

In spite of the obvious impoverished conditions the color add an inspiring element.

rik said...

In spite of the impoverished conditions the colors are really inspiring.

Jerry Stocks said...

This painting is fantastic.

devotedmomof7 said...

WOW - powerful painting. The messages that can be derived are multifold. The joy amongst the conditions, the person walking out, the child in the shadows...lots to ponder.

EXCELLENT painting...one of the most striking I've seen. I love the almost center path, too. It's a really interesting composition.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Happened upon it looking for Dominican art. Just got back from D.R and this captures a lot of the countries essence.

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you for these comments! The Batey is very poor, but I also found it full of life and color, and that's what I wanted to communicate in these paintings.