Friday, August 18, 2006

Landscape


landscape
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
I found this landscape and used the photo as a reference to continue my 'water' studies. The water got a bit too dark, so I added the same hue to the sky to balance the color somewhat.

Today, I brought a group of students and community members to two nurseries -- one featured the most unusual tree specimens (mostly grafts and weeping trees) and an ornamental grass arboretum. The arboretum also featured a pond and so I'll be continuing my 'water' practice by using some of those photos.

9 comments:

wagonized said...

Lin, what a great display of watercolor skills! And beyond the skills, there's the atmosphere that you are depicting -- it's alive, and it's gorgeous. Thanks for the beauty.

Kunya said...

This is beautiful. I wish I could be there...
I'm also amazed abot your productivity. What alot of nice work. Where do you find the time doing all of this?

Shirley said...

Wow Lin. I love this landscape and I'm not usually attracted to them - either to sketch or to see. Your values turned out perfect!

Terri said...

This is lovely. You just keep getting better and better. The sky and the hills are beautiful Lin. I don't think the water looks too dark. Great idea to balance the colour of the water and the sky. You did a great job.

Teri C said...

Lin, this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! WOW! Everything about it is perfect!

Tami said...

Wow, Lin, If you look back a couple of months ago, when you and your DH went out for the day and you were painting landscapes and barns, what an amazing difference in the quality of your work! That wasn't bad, you just have so much more tonal range and LIFE in your newer work. You are just moving right along!!!

Jana Bouc said...

This is amazing and masterfully done. I find landscapes to be the most challenging of all subject matter because there's just so much there. Your composition and execution are really beautiful. I'd love to see this as a large painting.

Lorraine said...

Oh Lin, this is such a well done scene -- and you know I am a connoisseur of landscapes! I just love it; one the the
best pieces you've done! I can usually get
the sky and the mountains -- and the rest is
mud and mush! Great job!
Hugs,
Lorraine

AnastasiaC said...

this is such a lovely painting! so calm and serene!