Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Waiting for Leo


One morning last spring I was in the Museum Quarter of Vienna waiting for the Leopold Museum to open. On a bench nearby, a splash of colour surrounded by dull stone, was a girl asleep. As soon as I saw her I knew I had to paint her. I took several photographs from different angles, moving around quietly as to not disturb her.
I have no idea who the girl is. I went into the gallery and didn't see her inside and she was gone when I came out. Maybe Leo arrived.

'Waiting for Leo'
Painted in oils on wooden panel 450mm x 660mm

2 comments:

mikedalgarno said...

I absolutely love that. I thought it was a photo and not a painting.

Wow...just shows a different side to your artistic skills.

Peter Underhill said...

Thanks Mike. Very kind of you. I really enjoyed working on this piece. All part of my exploring oil paints and how they behave.