Patrick Higgins 02 Jun 08 by Patrick Higgins Patrick Higgins artworks Login to comment A Childs Game painting 07 Jan 10 18:21 Impressive painting,, very nice brushwork,, Excellent Artistic A Kids Get Together A Kids Get Together painting 03 Jun 08 19:47 Hi Patrick and welcome to ArtProcess. This a beautiful painting, very loose and open like most of the work in your portfolio. Keeping things open and moving that's the real trick, a painting can close in on you very quickly and that's deadly. Good work! A Soothing Gesture A Soothing Gesture painting 27 Feb 10 21:39 Patrick, looking at your work tells me that there is hope. I do not only appreciate your comment on Karen’s so wonderfully coloured and open portrait of Carlos but the way you handle paint, light and space as Maria mentioned. This is painting! Boys and Bright Light Boys and Bright Light painting 03 Jun 08 20:46 Hey there, welcome. excellent sence of space, motion and light, all in one. 07 Jun 08 17:43 I also like your paintings precisely for that open, unfinished, character. They have the quality of a remembered image, an instant of light kept in our brains without too many details, like a memory in which one recalls the atmosphere, the heat, the smell or the laughters of an evening, but not the faces of the people that were there. It reminds me of Alex Kanevsky, although I find these works less static than his. Kanevsky owes something to Antonio Lopez, and time impreganates Antonio’s ouvre also, sometimes to the point of suffocation, at least for me.This one looks like a fast watercolour but one can sense the air in it. It’s odd, and I can’t explain why, but to me they all seem to move in an old atmosphere, as if the scenes took place a long time ago, even the kids playing make me feel this way, and this adds to the feeling of something that’s no longer here, images that begin to fade, time that has already gone by, even in your canvas. Well, congratulations for your work, and my welcome to the web too! Mother and Gesture Mother and Gesture painting Mother and Son Mother and Son painting Raboud Family at Round Table Raboud Family at Round Table painting Warm Light and Sisters Warm Light and Sisters painting 05 Jun 08 10:21 an exciting selection of works - very skillful capture of light. post a drawing too, perhaps. 06 Jun 08 20:06 Patrick... I've been looking a lot at your work, and enjoying the command you have with "brushwork" (every now and then Hanjo brings up that word like a painting mantra), and your ease with your subjects.What's even more interesting is the atmosphere of fleeting silence and intimacy you succeed in imbibing your subjects with (even in this one with it's tumble of youthful bodies - it's like you've captured a precious moment of stillness amongst constant laughing, chattering, and movement). It's a real pleasure to observe - I'm sure the actual works are gems themselves.Glad to have you on board, and I hope you get something out of your presence here. 11 Jun 08 22:21 Couldn't agree more j-p and the many comments attest to the spirit of freshness that Patrick's work and presence has already contributed. I don't want to stir things up but it has occurred to me that it's the so called figurative artists, who concern themselves with such old fashioned notions as capturing some idea or essence of reality who are also much more likely to engage in articulating their motivations or processes than their strictly abstract fellow artists. If you roam about this site you'll notice that it's mainly the former who get into back and forth discussions, particularly with one another. This isn't a "who's better" question, after all we all know that all art is ultimately an abstraction. But I do have to wonder sometimes about the pure abstractionists. Where's their passion and burning desire to communicate with one another what it is they're up to? Maybe it's as simple as Louis Armstrong's famous answer when he was asked, what's jazz?"... "Hey man if you gotta ask, you ain't never gonna know".