Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Studio landscapes

Forest Walk
12 x 16
oil on canvas board
We are still in winter here with the days still too cool and windy for me to head out to paint plein air so I pulled out a photo taken last fall on a drive up through the hills to the west of here.   I started to have fun with the colors and design and before long the scene had taken a whole different direction and is not at all like the original.  I think this is one of the problems with painting from a photograph.  There is not really enough information sometimes to be able to paint from without embellishing somewhat.  

5 comments:

graziano tessarolo said...

I think it is very good to follow, the way that the painting suggests... I love this way. You did a good job

martinealison said...

Magnifique paysage... Vos couleurs sont sublimes... Bisous

David Larson Evans said...

Very nice makes me want to take a walk in the woods.

Ruth-A-N said...

Your colours bring me peace
Indeed the art is "sublime"..what a gift
Thank you
Ruth-Ann

Barb Hillier said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments and sorry for the delay in replying. Spring is here and I've been out enjoying the good weather, time for some plein air!