Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Moody Day, 11x14"

A Moody Day, pastel on board by Adriana Meiss

Another painting in the exhibit at the Edgewood Gallery, which will run for two more weeks.

This painting is based on two different references. The background with the barn was from some friends' adjacent property that for a long time I've been wanting to paint it. The only problem was that I didn't want a manicured lawn in the foreground and I didn't know what to do instead. Then, I saw another reference with the blooming tree and immediately I knew the two would go well together.

I had almost everything worked out, but spend several weeks figuring out what else to do in the foreground.  At the end the opening of the trees in the middle ground suggested a path and I was satisfied with the way it turned out.  There is something about fog that I find very appealing, and one of my goals is to do a series of paintings on this subject.


Donna T said...

This is such a nice painting, Adriana. I like that it has such soft edges everywhere to really reinforce the atmosphere. I hope the fall colors are inspiring you now!

Adriana Meiss said...

Thank you Donna! Fall is going by so fast and I haven't been able to go out and paint--it's very frustrating. I have to content myself with just taking pictures. I hope you are painting though!

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