This header is a pastel painting I did in 2009 is of a place in the Netherlands, my country of origin, after a photo shot by Dick Witte.

Some of the painters who have influenced me:
Mondriaan, Hopper
O"Keefe, Weyeth
Singer Sargent
van Gogh, Rembrandt
Picasso, Escher

Since this is my second blog page, it generally takes me longer (sometimes very long) to reply to your comments, but I do read and love them!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

TRAIN RIDE

 © Train Ride, watercolor, St.Germain


NOTES
- taped off for painting the window
- staring out of an opened window
- mood: waiting
curious
contemplative
- in background:  the window of the other side
- display with blue matte, so it becomes
- a window  of a window in a window

15 comments:

Diane AZ said...

Oh, I love this one! I wonder where she's going and what her story is. Neat framing effects too.

jeannette stgermain said...

Diane,
In a few days I'll put more about the background of this painting on the main blog. Glad you like it!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Beautiful painting. Have a great weekend. Hugs.

jeannette stgermain said...

Phivos,
Great to hear from you! This is I think the only painting with a blond person in it:)
Wish your weekend is great as well!:)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jeannette: I enjoyed the story on the main blog and like the colors in the painting.

jeannette stgermain said...

Tom,
Thank you -glad you enjoyed the story too!

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Greetings Jeannette,

It has been way too long and there is some catching up to do, so can you please fire off an email so that we can correspond.

I like the over all appearance of your blog and the watercolour reminds me so very much of Europe, as it is in the style of what I learned back in school in the old country.

Warmest regards,
Egmont

jeannette stgermain said...

Egmont,
Yes, this is in the beginning period of my watercolors. My style is lots looser now. After the weekend I'll write you an email to catch up:) Have a great Valentine's Day!

bARE-eYED sUN said...

a window of a window in awindow.

good stuff. reminds us of a scene i the movie "Citizen Kane". towards the end Kane walk down a corridor lined by miroors and we see a refelection within a reflection within a reflection.

luvitt!

also, don't know if it was intentional on your part, but if we take the top half of the image and use the face as a startinng point towards the right, the image is divided into three rectangular sections forming the golden ratio.

and you have the bottom left to top right diagonal guiding the eye towards the face which DOES have a comtemplative expression.


again, maybe reading too much into it, but am having good fun enjoying it.

thanks again, for sharing, and please excuse the excessive yadda-yadda, . . . just had super strong coffee. :-)

..
.ero

jeannette stgermain said...

Bare-eyed Sun,
Don't mind your coffee chat at all:) I enjoyed it!
The golden ratio goes automatically by now, and the contemplative expression is purposefully done!
Musing about what you said, I did those hidden things more in the beginning -maybe I should go back to it more!

Ji said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/easter-sunday-awards-to-fill-your-basket/

Happy Belated Easter!
have fun for free stuff.

Ji said...

outstanding,
love your art work,
nice to meet.

jeannette said...

Ji,
Hi, thank you for your kind comments about my art! Was away for Easter, but will visit your blog:)

anjoe playhouse said...

You are indeed a great artist/painter ;-)

jeannette said...

Anjoe,
Thank you! And also for visiting here:)