Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Unusual Suspects by Nancy Rhodes Harper


I liked the brush strokes and the neutral palette of this piece. Inspired by an old Library Of Congress photo. I imagined these were gangster types during the 1920's. 8x10 oil on hardboard ©2011 Thanks for looking!

19 comments:

Thalia Kahl said...

Wonderful piece - great gesture and color.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love this Nancy! So interesting. Love the green coat. Love paintings from old photos. Such mystery!

Sam said...

Perfect brushwork. Intresting subject. Like it !

shirley fachilla said...

Like the variety in your neutrals and love the title.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

i love this piece colors and composition.
Great!

Karen Bruson said...

Very cool subject and composition!

J Joy Nocifora said...

Nancy, this is so unique! Great painting! What a crew!

Karen Werner said...

Very nice. Love the neutrals and the shadow. Simple design, and great that the group is not centered.

Katie Wilson said...

OMG! I love this. My kind of painting. It has a whimsical feel to it. :)

Jean Townsend said...

Love this, so funny and wry...good color, too.

Jean Townsend said...

Love this, wry and funny, nice color!

Kathy Morrissey said...

Really love this one Nancy. Great variety in a limited palette. Nice work.

rosaspicks said...

Great painting! I chose it as my favorite painting on my blog, rosaspicks.wordpress.com. I hope you'll come by and check it out! Thanks, Rosa

n. rhodes harper said...

Wow thanks so much for all of your kind comments! I appreciate you stopping by and taking your time to look at my paintings and comment. I have a lot of fun as a daily painter and I enjoy blogging as well. You are the icing on the cake!!

Vern Schwarz said...

Love it Nancy.

Sandy Graeser Haynes said...

Love this one, it catches my eye, and I'm looking for detail, but there isn't much, which I think is a sign of a well executed painting. You've captured something powerful here, I think !

David Larson Evans said...

Love this painting and that one and that one...great job.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

I love this.

Carol Nelson said...

Saw this flash by on the Fresh Paint widget and just had to check it out.
It is so refreshing to see TOTALLY NEW subject matter. Very well done.