Paintings by Mary Sheehan Winn
Your change of tone has actually changed the mood for me. A more finished look, but a bit of the whimsey is gone.
Tales, I thank you for your comment. I did ask ;)I do want to mention that this photo is a bit dark as I had trouble with glare.
The darkness makes the riders pop more. It gives it more richness. It still feels like a splash of summer.
I like them both. Very nice work. your use of color is wonderful. lovely blog you have here!
Wow, Mary! Great figure work..good job. The darks help create contrast for your figures..the center of interest.
I think the grass on the left helped the painting a lot. Much more of a sense of the path and it is titled bicycle path after all.Yes, it's done. Isn't it nice when there is someone there to give permission to stop?
Hi Mary,Thanks for stopping by my page. Of course I had to stop by and peek at your paintings! And the very first one at the top of the page, I love. Your husband must be a wise man :) ---this painting is great just as it is. Is it plein air, or photo? If it's plein air, call me jealous---I see only snow out my window! You mentioned the K Macpherson book--I loved it. I made my way through it in less than three days and that includes doing a few 'exercises' and keeping lists of what else to practice. I'll get to work on that promised book review!Later, Cooperhttp://karencooperpaintings.com
Great Job ! It's Almost look very well to me.
I love it!! I'm glad i read yr. commentup top - cause i was thinking it was a little too dark. :D
This is such a sweet painting, and I also love the darkness of it.
Mary - I love this painting - but I must confess - I have a problem not knowing when to stop and rinse out my brushes - I have been known to ruin a picture with just one more stroke.
Beautiful work! I love the rich colors in the background, and the riders look so natural.
Hello Mary,Thanks for your always kind words and support. I loved this painting. Not just the colors and the vibration, but what it brings to us: the sense of idleness, leisured times in family, summer (well, it's hot down here!), the pleasure of life... The man and his grey hair seems to be telling: I won! I lived my life, it wasn't easy, there were ups and downs, really hard moments but here I am. Mature and having fun like a boy! Congratulation Mary and have fun in Naples, I love this town, I used to live in Miami and it was a pleasure drive to Naples to expend the weekend.
This painting looks and feels right to me. It's totally a Florida bike path... you hit the nail right on the head!
I agree that the latest version really captures the scene, but I miss some of the sparkle from the study. Maybe just a few highlights? But wait until it's good and dry so you can wipe them off if it doesn't work!
i prefer the earlier stage,sorryit looked happier and fresher!
I appreciate all the comments and critiques. When ever I change something in a painting I notice that I feel some loss of spontaneity in the more finished piece.I am thrilled to have all of these wonderful artists viewing and commenting on my work. It rocks!Thank You everyone!
What a great feeling to this painting.sandy
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