Sunday, March 8, 2009

The View, 9" x 11" SOLD

This painting is from a reference photo from the Wet Canvas library. It's supposed to be somewhere in Vermont, where I've never been.

It has been my intention to paint only from my own photo references, but with spring around the corner, making me feel a bit antsy about painting scenes with lots of green in them, I just couldn't help it when I saw the photo. I felt an instant connection with the place because it reminded me of the mountains in my homeland (minus the tall conifers) and the great views of the Central Valley below.

8 comments:

Donna T said...

Gorgeous painting, Adriana! I love everything about it, especially how real those pines look!

PastelGuy said...

Those bushes are amazing. Just enough randomness, and all those greens/warms tones...nicely done!

Adriana Meiss said...

Hi Donna, I'm so glad you mentioned the pines because I tried to be more creative with their color and shape.

Mathew, Thank you for posting. The color contrast energized me so much that I had real fun painting the foreground.

Donna Van Tuyl said...

Wow, stunning. The grasses are deep and dry.

Betsy said...

Gosh this is really beautiful...looks like it could be in the white mountain ranges too!
I agree your pines are to die for!

Paula Ann Ford said...

Really gorgeous piece Adri!!

lynne vokatis said...

hi adriana. i just love your work.the pines are beautifull and i like how far away you can see. i also like your blog....lots of goodies on here. im new to my blog...its getting there.great job...lynne

Adriana Meiss said...

Donna, Betsy, Paula, and Lynne
Thank you so much for your comments. This summer, one of my goals is to visit and paint in Vermont and perhaps Maine too.