Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Bicycle Path 6x8

I cleaned up the pavement and added the grass on the left side then asked my husband what he thought about it. He said, 'it's done. Don't do anymore." What do you think?

19 comments:

Tales of an Artist & his Travelers said...

Your change of tone has actually changed the mood for me. A more finished look, but a bit of the whimsey is gone.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

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.

Sherry DeGhelder said...

The darkness makes the riders pop more. It gives it more richness. It still feels like a splash of summer.

Dawn said...

I like them both. Very nice work. your use of color is wonderful. lovely blog you have here!

Dawn said...

I like them both. Very nice work. your use of color is wonderful. lovely blog you have here!

Daily Art in the Pines said...

Wow, Mary! Great figure work..good job. The darks help create contrast for your figures..the center of interest.

Frank Gardner said...

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?

cooper said...

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, Cooper
http://karencooperpaintings.com

Tibet Arts said...

Great Job ! It's Almost look very well to me.

rdl said...

I love it!! I'm glad i read yr. commentup top - cause i was thinking it was a little too dark. :D

Dani Brandimarte said...

This is such a sweet painting, and I also love the darkness of it.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

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.

Mineke Reinders said...

Beautiful work! I love the rich colors in the background, and the riders look so natural.

LUCIANO FIGUEIREDO said...

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.

Nini said...

This painting looks and feels right to me. It's totally a Florida bike path... you hit the nail right on the head!

Leslie Lee said...

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!

rob ijbema said...

i prefer the earlier stage,sorry
it looked happier and fresher!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

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!

Sandy said...

What a great feeling to this painting.

sandy

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