Thursday, July 25, 2013

Heathrow

I call this painting "Heathrow" after spending hours at the international terminal last week.  The variety of people you see at that airport astounds me - every culture, every color, masses and masses of people.  I simply HAD to paint them.

This painting started out to be a representation of immigrants, refugees...but it took a turn towards the industrial.  Hence the "Heathrow" title.



I may change the background horizon but will try it in photoshop first, so as not to be surprised.

Let me know what you think - and I'm glad it's off my chest now!!!

10 comments:

kj said...

And you lacked confidence in achieving perspective?!

I adore this Mim, every person, every shadow, every capture of a loooong line. Gosh you are good.

Do you know you inspire me?

Love
kj

Mim said...

well...KJ - that's good to know, I love inspiring and being inspired! glad you like it...this is the first time that I HAD to paint what I was feeling.

Robin said...

You succeeded! It is *Heathrow* - people-wise....it reminds me (a bit) of the one painting you did a while back with all of the different people...

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

kj said...

I look at this again and think it could be refugees in search of a safe land....

Love
kj

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Travel always gives us lots to think about. I like this drawing. It can mean so many things.

soulbrush said...

Wonderful, you just need to multiply it by about 10 to really see the crowds at heathrow. I see some Stephanie Ho peeping through this work.Love it.

sukipoet said...

i really get the feeling of the lines of people and the various cultures from your drawing. you have so many adventures . are you home now?

Lynn Cohen said...

Oh Mim, I love everything about this! The perspective is awesome, the graduated sizes. The shadows, etc etc etc, fabulous.

Thanks so much for your kind words for me today too...ever so comforting. .

Mim said...

SB you are right, loved her shadows and was inspired by them. Always so much fun to look at new artists and get new ideas

Amanda said...

this is fabulous mim.......really. as i scrolled down and had a first glimpse i honestly thought it was a photo of a line at heathrow. by the way, inspired title. i believe heathrow is the world's busiest airport (or right up there with atlanta's hartsfield) but there is a feeling of humanity, diversity, movement and hope that springs forth from this piece.