Friday, October 8, 2010

Meadowbrook in Summer, 9 x 12

This painting was started and practically finished on location one August afternoon. However, back at home I started to have doubts about the dark trees that were originally on the left. After several attempts at reworking the trees while trying different greens, I had to stop and think. At this point I had also looked at other photos taken at this same spot under slightly different light conditions and that confused me even more. Finally, I decided it was best to try and convey a mood, and it was smooth sailing from then on. I hope you get the feeling of a warm and lazy afternoon.

As an afterthought I added three seagulls.

6 comments:

Fashion Ranger said...

Very good work there. I'm an artist myself and I can tell you're talented.
Keep up the good work.
Best regards,
Fashion Ranger

Donna T said...

This definitely feels like a warm and lazy afternoon. Very nice painting, Adriana! I much prefer a specific, recognizable mood to photographic accuracy any day.

Adriana Meiss said...

Fashion Ranger, Thank you for visiting and commenting!
Donna, Thank you! When I paint on location there is always this rush to capture the light that I often forget about other important things. I guess, I'll eventually get it.

Judie said...

Adriana, your pastesl are just lucious! I have a few of my pastels on my blog, if you are interested in seeing them.
Do you have any objection to my putting one of yours on my blog with a link to your site? I won't do anything until I hear from you.

Adriana Meiss said...

Judy, Thank you for visiting and commenting. You have a very interesting site. I'm amazed at how talented you are. I particularly love your watercolors. I wonder if there is anything you cannot do! I would consider it an honor if you want to put a one of my pics on your blog. Thank you!

Rik no Orkut said...

Bom!