Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Help

8 x 10 oil , NFS
This is my contribution to Adebanji Alade's book for our Flying Moleskins site. He chose homelessness as his theme. This man was by the side of the road on Highway 71 on the way to Houston a few weeks ago. I had the feeling he hadn't been panhandling for a long time; he looked like he could have been anyone I see listening to live music at Threadgill's or at ACL Fest in Austin.

16 comments:

Gary Keimig said...

nice Camille. Afraid there are a lot more of these folks around these days. Dubois has a few all the time going through in the summer and a few who seem to get stuck here. Some by choice and some by luck of the draw.

Edward Burton said...

Well done, Camille. I really like the composition.

martinealison said...

Très belle peinture et belle pensée pour tous ceux qui souffrent et ont froid dehors... Ne les oublions pas. Bises

Michelle said...

Very nice, Camille! Great choice of subject and composition for Adebanji's theme.

Dana Cooper said...

Love this Camille...great way to work out a composition. I agree with Vern, you say so much without detail...wonderful!

Franz said...

Ciao Camille,questo quadro mi piace molto,mi emoziona!

Molto brava,complimenti,
Buona serata!

Francesco

Angela Elledge said...

This is the best!

Take your time mailing Adebanji's book to me, this is one theme I'm anxious about...seriously, let this dry for a loooong time! :-)

Weekend et coups de brosses said...

très belle composition Camille !
j'aime ! bises - cath

Gwen Bell said...

Great job, Camille! Love the way you've indicated the eyes in the shadow of the hat. Sooooo Good!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Very nice drawing. I'd leave the tree out. Just my opinion.

Page Railsback said...

I like it..nicely done

weekend et coup de brosse said...

A nouveau très bonnes fêtes de fin d'année à vous Camille, joie et bonheur !
cath

AutumnLeaves said...

What an amazing piece! Your heart for this man comes through his portrait. I know from experience that sometimes things happen in life and we find ourselves in situations such as this one that we never expected. Hopefully he will be on the upswing soon...really soon.

Ricardo said...

Hello Camille, let me congratulate you for your wonderful work paracer me, I hope to follow in your work, a greeting from the Canary Islands.

Vicente Herrero said...

Camille, I love the concept that you have of the color, is a rich and varied palette.
"Help"is a good interesting study of the three primaries.
Regards.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thank you so much, Ricardo and everyone. (I usually thank people individually by email but didn't have Ricardo's) And thank you also to Franz (don't think I have his either). I am finally picking up the brushes again as of today -- feels great! I will post more frequently.