Friday, July 06, 2007

Artist: Todd Horne

I can't believe it's Friday again so quickly! Still, the good news is that it's Art Day at my blog.

This painting is called "Bottle for One" by Todd Horne. His work reminds me a lot of Jack Vettriano's, which is why I like it. The figure in it intrigues me. I want to go talk to him. I want to write his story down. I think his clothing is very sexy and nostalgic. Why do you think he's drinking alone?



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8 Comments:

Blogger Heather said...

Definitely intriguing. As for who he is... Hmm. Could be the barkeep, after a long, lonely night. He listens to everyone else's problems, but who listens to his?

10:38 PM  
Blogger Kate Willoughby said...

Oh! That's great. That's when I saunter in, of course. LOL

7:08 AM  
Blogger Anna J. Evans said...

Like this one, Kate :)

Anna J. Evans

6:27 AM  
Blogger Kate Willoughby said...

Thanks, Anna. I'll have more art next week, but not during conference. :)

4:53 PM  
Blogger Jayelle said...

Definitly the bartender. Glad to be alone. His shoulders aren't sagging, so I don't think his mood is sad.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Rhian / Crowwoman said...

i think he's the bartender, the bar is closed and he's finally winding down, having a glass of wine as he surveys his kingdom.
Symbolical spin:
1. bartenders are the faceless, we never really "see" them
2. He is in the center of the painting in the position of power in the environment
3. Three chairs using the traditional symbolic heirarchy, reinforcing the image of quiet power
The twin semi-orbs signifying the beginning and the end of things (day of work?)

shall i go on - i could make this crap up forever... heh.
I like this one alot.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Kate Willoughby said...

Jayelle, you're right. He seems like he's waiting.

Oh, Rhi, you're much better at analyzing art than I am. I just like what I like.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This painting is portraying the loneliness of the bartender and the traveling salesman at the end of a long work day. It originally was to include a bartender behind the bar. It evolved into a single man after I had started.

I had deliberately chosen to be painted in the style of Vettriano. It was painted after returning home on a long week of travel and opening a bottle of wine on a Friday night.

I am the artist and also a Chemical Engineer doing technical sales for a chemical company. I appreciate all the work and analysis. Most of the analysis fits what I was trying to capture, but to leave enough intrigue to allow the viewer to develop their own story.

Best regards,
Todd Horne
toolittletime.com

1:46 PM  

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