Friday, January 20, 2012

Lavender Picker, 10x8"

I'm happy to say that I'm back into painting in a serious way.

This one is the first study of a series I intent to do, based on photos I took last summer at the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival.

Most of my reference photos include a lot of people, so when deciding whom to paint I look for interesting poses or garments and if necessary, I add people from other photos or change the way they are facing in order to make a pleasing composition.

12 comments:

hmuxo said...

This is definitely a pleasing composition, Adriana! A beautiful painting! Glad its going to be a series ...I look forward to seeing the next piece!

Cindy Michaud said...

Lovely, it makes me believe i can smell the lavendar!

Sara Mathewson said...

i love it Adrianna! i love lavender and you painted this so well.
So, how was your workshop with Marc Hanson? I had to get out of the one with Michael Chelsey Johnson due to health and not being able to drive again. another time!

Merriels Art said...

Beautiful. I haven't visited here in awhile. I love what your doing.
The lavender fields tell a story and your people are wonderful.

merriel

Donna T said...

This will be an awesome series, Adriana! What a beautiful way to start! I hope to see you at the festival this year.

Adriana Meiss said...

Hilda, Thank you for the encouragement!
Cindy, Thank you! The smell of lavender is great but even better is the taste of lavender syrup mixed with club soda, yumm-yumm!
Sara, Thanks! The workshop with Marc was great. I wrote about my experience there six posts back (Nov 11)in case you want to read it. I think Michael will be teaching again in Tubac so you might be able to take his workshop. I hope you are doing better healthwise now. Take care!
Merriel, I appreciate your comments. I rarely include people in my landscapes but here they were a necessity! Their gestures and poses is what interest me.
DonnaThank you! I'm looking forward to meeting you in person this year but I hope it will be before July!

Daniel Callejas said...

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amzys_skittles said...

I was just looking through the blogs that others have posted and this caught my eye...I paint, too, not nearly as well as you, but that is beautiful.

Adriana Meiss said...

Daniel,Thank you for your nice comment and stopping by.
amzys_skittles, Thank you! I still have a way to go with what I envision myself doing someday, but it's a matter of practice and perseverance.

Christy said...

These are so beautiful Adriana! You definitely capture the feeling of Lockwood Farm at the Festival. I will see you again this year-we should do some plein air together when the weather warms up!

Adriana Meiss said...

Hi Christy! Thank you for visiting and your comment. The way the weather is behaving probably means an early start on PA painting this year, so let's go when it gets a little bit warmer and the trees start to turn green.

Rik no Orkut said...

Bom!