Saturday, August 29, 2009

Edge of the Marsh #2

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This is my second painting from our wonderful day on the farm, done between 5 and 7 pm when the light is best. If you wonder why I didn't paint the actual animals or the buildings it's because I wanted to concentrate on a simple composition with atmospheric perspective. Besides, the animals move ;)

17 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I liked the other one, but THIS is my absolute favorite. You let go of all 'directives', and just let it flow. Cool. And our foray into Gallery World on Saturday was just the best. Still recovering...

Paintings by Patricia said...

Oh I love the color in this one....

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Mary! Thanks for visiting my Blog site and for your compliments. Two Voices is...about poetry and painting...but it's more about a single journey. I have joined as a follower. I love the painterly...almost abstract quality of your work in combination with your vibrant use of color! Cheers!
Bruce Sherman

Karen Mathison Schmidt said...

I really like these two tree paintings, especially this one! Nice color ... peaceful but with lots of energy. Very evocative of a late summer afternoon. I LOVE it!

(You're right, animals tend to be very UNcooperative when you're trying to paint from life!)

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful landscapes, Mary, but I have to agree with everyone else, this one is my favorite too - beautiful colors.

L.Holm said...

These are fantastic, Mary. A beautiful pair.

DJ said...

Wow.
Yummy.
Mmmmmmmmm...

rob ijbema said...

wow mary!
you really got it in this one
love the harmony in the colors
and simple disign with bold srokes
love it!

Laurel Daniel said...

These last two paintings are just to die for - I love the simple shapes and wonderful color you have achieved. SUCH great sense of place!

Bobbi Heath said...

I hate to simply echo what everyone else has said, but these are just great, very painterly. I love the sky holes, the shape of the trees, the free use of color. You are onto something here, Mary. Can't wait to see what you do next!

Kerri Settle said...

This is just beautiful! All the strokes are perfectly placed, and I love love love that underpainting showing through.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Wonderful job here Mary...you really caught the atmosphere and your colour is just fantastic!!!

Jeffrey
(cows what cows...)

rdl said...

love the colors in this one!

Angela Elledge said...

Hello Mary, I know you have visited my blog several time and I hate to say, but I guess I'm just now catching up with you. This is absolutely lovely, most especially your wonderful range of colors, excellent light, and love the orange breaking through--well done! I've included myself as a follower, so I will definitely be back to see more great work!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mary!

thank you so much for saying hello on my blog today! it is so nice to meet you! i love your work and your blog! i have added it to my favorites!
:) melissa

bonnieluria said...

Ah, the boldness, the unabashed use of color and how right it is.
What a terrific painting Mary.

Dar Presto said...

Bold color, bold brushwork, peaceful composition. Very inviting. I can't take my eyes off it.

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