Wednesday, November 07, 2012

A Walk in the Woods

4x5 study of snowy woods
Inspired by the jaw dropping, Aldro T. Hibbard show I viewed Monday at  Rockport Art Association, I did this is a little study on a scrap of luan, from a photo I took many moons ago for this purpose, trying to get the feeling of a winter day in the woods. I went farther with it but this image taken earlier in the process, is the better one. Concentrating on mixing color and applying it in shapes to suggest trees and a frozen stream, was the goal. I love the rich color nuances in this winter landscape and it was hard to know when to not add another color, no matter how harmonious.
I can only say that I was unable to tear myself away from this stunning show of 125 paintings, and spent two hours virtually alone, except for a few RAA artists who were visiting the show and served as 'companions' with whom I could discuss and exclaim over the beauty of the paintings. Totally soul satisfying and although the drive home was in rush hour, the sunset sky was indescribable and I listened to some great music!
If you wonder where I've been, sometimes I need to focus on what it is that I want to do in terms of my painting. It isn't always clear and the hamster wheel of marketing and selling does not come naturally. As always, I appreciate your comments and am thankful for your encouragement, and I love to paint for you.






8 comments:

martinealison said...

J'aime votre curiosité toujours en éveil pour cette dernière recherche picturale... Votre étude pour les forêts enneigées emporte mon regard vers une sorte d'infini...
De très belles harmonies de couleurs.
Gros bisous

CrimsonLeaves said...

I need to get out more to art shows. I never hear of any or know of any. Anyway, your colors are fabulous, Mary. You've captured the steely blue of frozen water beautifully.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

I'm from Gloucester and wish I was there to see this show. Your small woods painting has a grand feeling. So nice.

Studio at the Farm said...

Mary, this is such a beautiful, warm, intimate painting of the woods. As for marketing ... ??????? ARRGHH!

Felpin said...

This one works for me!

Jane said...

What a wonderful and intriguing wood scene, love the intimacy of the place !

Sally Dean said...

I love the essence of winter that you have portrayed here. Obviously the show had great impact!

hmuxo said...

Excellent painting..I love the color that you used for the icy water! wonderful work.

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