Thursday, June 19, 2014

On Location at Stone Quarry Hill Park

Pond at Midday, pastel on board by Adriana Meiss
  I went painting today at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia. There are two ponds at the top of the hill that offer great views from most angles. This is the same pond of two post back but this time I was facing SW, and the weather was nice.

 After a short break to see the All Things Cazenovia exhibit at the gallery (my painting A Chance of Rain is in the show!), I found a shaded spot with a bench and decided to paint from there. I wanted to challenge myself by painting submerged vegetation in the pond but I chickened out and painted a shed instead. The strong contrast of the lit and shadowed areas in the shed versus the lack of contrast in the grasses and trees appealed to me.

Shed with Red Door, 8x10 pastel on board by Adriana Meiss
Maybe next time I'll paint the challenging scene first...


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hmuxo said...

Pond at midday is an incredible piece, Adriana!
The water is absolutely beautiful...I would love to be there right now! Awesome colors and perfect light!

Tatiana Myers said...

Great work, Adriana!

Donna T said...

Gorgeous pond, Adriana! You made the most of mid-day light.

Adriana Meiss said...

Thank you all! I appreciate your comments. Most artists avoid paintings at midday, but it's the most challenging light to paint, so I'll try to find more opportunities to do so.