Tuesday, June 8, 2010

5:00PM at Leetonia, en plein air, 12" x 9"

Memorial Day weekend was spend at Leetonia, PA, with family and friends.

While my husband was setting out the tent, I was setting out my easel-- My excuse: when the light is just right you cannot afford to waste time with unimportant things.

Because of the late frost we had earlier in some areas of the NE, I noticed lots of dead foliage on trees at higher elevations along the way. This was even more apparent at Leetonia (near the Great Canyon of the East, in north central PA).
I had the eerie feeling of painting fall and spring at the same time. The dead foliage had turned a rusty color that glowed orange in the sun, and the new foliage was fresh spring green. A very strange contrast indeed.

7 comments:

hmuxo said...

I love this painting. It reminds me of last year's hiking trip in Montana. Beautifully done...as well as your other paintings. I'm looking forward to your future work.

Adriana Meiss said...

Hi Hilda, Thank you for visiting and commenting. You have beautiful work of your own!

Donna T said...

Oooo ... camping and plein air painting in one trip! Sounds like heaven to me. How wonderful that you were able to see such interesting, unexpected colors on those trees and create such a beautiful piece!

Adriana Meiss said...

Hi Donna, It's nice to hear from you! I'm going tomorrow to Old Forge and the plan is do some plein air painting in the afternoon. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and I would paint something worth showing here.

Ryan said...

Looks very natural. Really very talented. I like the scenery paintings very much. Recently I saw an excellent rain scene painting in Brent Bailer Gallery and was very much impressed with it.

Adriana Meiss said...

Hi Ryan, Thank you for visiting and the kind comments.

Rik no Orkut said...

Bom!