Monday, November 10, 2008

Technical Difficulties

For some reason I am not able to download images from my digital camera to the computer. Keep getting some error message about a power surge on the port, so I am hoping its a problem with the USB cable, as the port seems to be working otherwise. Got a new cable ordered today, and since it will be a while before it gets out here to the boonies, I am posting a piece I painted last year at the Telluride show.

Aspen Nights
14 x 18 2007
Private Collection


As regular readers of this blog know, I am a big fan of nocturnes. Love to paint them, look at them, and stand outside and gaze at the real thing. An artist friend of mine says I am a Neo-Romantic. Is there such a thing?

17 comments:

Dean H. said...

Don't know about 'neo-romantic'...but I do know that these colors say 'nocturn' in an eloquent way! Love it.
Dean

Todd Bonita said...

Wow..I love visiting your blog..I'm going to throw this out there and I'm not joking..I think you are one of the most gifted landscape painters alive...these are absolutely stunning and continue to give me chills each time I visit. I can't believe how fast you paint them too and on that grand scale...good for you.
All the best,
Todd

Sheila Vaughan said...

Dunno what neo-romantic is but your paintings always seem so strong to me Deborah. The colours here are absolutely stunning. Sorry about the cable. I just suffered a similar thing - took 2 weeks for the new one to arrive and then it didn't work!!

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Dean. I think this is one of my more successful nocturnes. I'm glad you like it!

Wow back, Todd! Now I know where to go when I need an ego boost-seriously, thank you for your incredibly generous comments.

Hi Sheila- I like the colors too- used viridian (hard to control)and prussian blue (even harder to control). Glad you like it. I am hoping my cable problems will be solved soon!

Ed Terpening said...

"New-Romantic"? Didn't know it was knew. Romanticism has been ever-present, at least since the Renaissance. Whatever it is, it works for me!

Have fun in Telluride!

indiaartist said...

It is as beautiful as night can get. Wonderful. Thanks.

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks for visiting Ed!

Thank you Indiaartist- I am glad you like it!

Alexandre Jay said...

Great work! I too love nocturnes.

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Alexandre!

Bill Brauker said...

Neo or not, it's a great painting!

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Bill and welcome! Thanks for visiting. Just visited your blog and enjoyed seeing your work- love the quote by Churchill. His Painting as a Pastime is a great little book have you read it?

Bill Brauker said...

Yes, I do have that book, inherited it from my father-in-law, but have never read it. It is on my desk right now and is next in line as soon as I finish the book I am reading. Churchill is one of my favorite people of all time. I have visited his beloved home, Chartwell, in Kent. It is a wonderful place. And it was a real thrill to go into his art studio and see a number of his paintings there, and his brushes and smock. If you ever get a chance, check it out.

I love your work, and am very envious of your studio. Looks like a great place to work.

Simon Jones said...

Great painting, 2 of my favourite themes, nocturne and landscape edges.

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Simon. I am great fan of your work so its a wonderful compliment coming from you!

Simon Jones said...

Thanks for the compliment, considering your work I am pretty gobsmacked. I was looked up your watched blogs to see who you could recommend, then I saw my name, very weird. Well I see Sheila Vaughn frequents this site, so fools seldom differ etc....

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Simon- I'll add you to the links the next time I update. And BTW, what exactly is gobsmacked?

Simon Jones said...

Hi Deborah, gobsmacked means "flabbergasted, astounded, shocked " sorry it later occurred to me that this was a bit parochial.