Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Two from One

Sunset by the Pond, 9" x 12" SOLD
I'm planning on taking a workshop with Susan Ogilvie in a few months, and because her style and use of color is so different from mine, I decided to challenge myself color-wise. A blurry photo of a farm pond on Rt 13 near Dryden gave me that opportunity and more. Top one was the first version. I wanted a sunset, so I started with the pink flamingo sky.
Fall Reflections, 8" x 10"

I do not remember the reason behind the second version, but perhaps it was the water and the reflections. Although it's not so wild in color, it gave me the chance to explore color harmonies.
All in all it was a fun exercise, and what I liked the most was playing with the distance and changing shapes.


Donna T said...

Very nice work on both of these, Adriana! I wish I could attend that workshop with you. I love the way Susan Ogilvie pushes color for effect or mood. I'm just not quite "there" yet; still very much tied to reality but there's always hope!

Adriana Meiss said...

Hi Donna, I'm really looking forward to that workshop. I think you are definitely getting "there" your own way, with the softness and quiet mood that characterizes your style. You certainly pushed color in your last two paintings!

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