August 19, 2007

Hills and Marsh

I'm working to stay loose, finding painting wet into wet seems to help that, it's not as controllable. I have been looking at the distant hills in the mornings, for several months now, thinking that I wanted to try to paint them; this morning seemed as good a time as any...Once I had them in place I was left with trying to figure out what to do with the foreground; marsh was where I was so I plugged that in, using a bit of artistic license. What I am finding is that once I get home and close up to the painting, I start to add just a "few" details and that's when I start over-working it.

8 Comments:

Blogger Teri C said...

Beautiful strong colors Tami! Beautiful scene to paint.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

DELIGHTFUL, TAMI!!! I LOVE IT! IT'S PAINTERLY, LOOSE, AND THAT FOLIAGE IS TERRIFIC!!! YOU'RE DOING SUCH GOOD WORK THESE DAYS ESPECIALLY -- YOU SHOULD BE SO PLEASED!!!!

5:13 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Gorgeous scene with such warm comforting colors. And...Oooo, I know that one well...(the getting home and touching up). Maybe it's a good idea to not look at it for a few days to avoid that. I'm guilty of the same thing. Someone said every painter needs two...one to paint and one to say "STOP".

12:02 AM  
Blogger Africantapestry said...

You have done wonderful work since I last dropped by Tami. I especially like the one of your sona dn grandson, but I also love your landscape scenes, the looseness really comes across...they're all great!
And then just a quick thank you for your birthday wishes...it made me feel very special!
Ronell

6:57 AM  
Blogger seesue said...

I love your loosening up! And that glint of beautiful blue just sparkles doesn't it. Lovely.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Brenda Y said...

Tami, you are in a "breakthrough," mode with your painting! The looseness you are striving for is clearly evident and the colors you are using are very pleasing to the eye. Wonderful perspective of the distant hills on this. I can't wait to see what you do next!!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

This is quite lovely. I really like it!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Wow -- what a beautiful place! (Looks like one of those places someone could paint a series of ...)
:-)
This is really a great painting with good strong shapes and values! I love it!

7:03 PM  

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