Monday, February 7, 2011

Cazenovia Lake at Dusk, 16"x12" - sold

Last Saturday, I felt like painting another winter landscape. While looking through my files I found an autumn scene that really spoke to me, and I dove into it. It started so well but midway I got into trouble. The irony is that I'm taking this free webinar, and one of the recommendations the instructor gives about working from photos is that at least 75% of the information should be there. Well, my photo had 45% at most! I started adding a tree here and there to fill in the void and it was a total disaster. From past experience I should have known better too. Fortunately, it was done on a small Ampersand board, so I just washed the pastel off.

Having the need to produce a finished piece during the weekend, I decided to start this one. All the info needed was in the reference photo. I know, there wasn't much challenge in it, but sometimes that's OK too, and I have to confess that it was like balm for my ego.

Show update: I'm still procrastinating on the 3 half done pieces...

6 comments:

hmuxo said...

Adriana, I really love this painting. It looks like such a peaceful place that we would all love to be right now. Very serene! This is a fabulous painting..One of my favorites..again!

Donna T said...

That's a difficult composition, Adriana, but you pulled it off beautifully! Keep painting - it's going to be a wonderful show!

Adriana Meiss said...

Hilda, Thank you!
Donna, Thank you. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

. said...

It looks so real X . X are you sure that isn't a photo...........

Lee said...

nice work :)

Rik no Orkut said...

Bom!