Friday, May 25, 2012

Dragonfly Heaven, 9x12"

Dragonfly Heaven by Adriana Meiss


    I am so happy to have finished this painting that for months sat on a shelf in the studio. A dead tree in the middle of the pond had kept me from working on this one. I debated whether  to move it to the right or to the left, making it the focal area or to not include it at all.  As I remembered the day I was at this location and how at peace I felt listening to the insects and the wind I realized that the dead tree wasn't important; all it needed was a mood that invited the viewer to be there. I hope it will strike such feeling in people.
    This is on Rondaxe Road, Old Forge, NY. The road divides the pond in two, so there are nice views on both sides.

5 comments:

Donna T said...

What a great(and beautiful!)example of how the mood of a painting is more important than the things in it! This is so restful and I love the title too!

Adriana Meiss said...

Thank you Donna! I tend to title my paintings by their location - it's boring but sometimes it's the easy way out. I realize though that the right title could make viewers see more into the painting or even "hear" it.

hmuxo said...

The mood just invited me into this beautiful painting. Absolutely gorgeous piece, Adriana!

Adriana Meiss said...

Hilda, thank you so much!

Rik no Orkut said...

Bom!