Monday, January 15, 2007

Eno River 1 17 07


Eno River 1 17 07
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
It was an absolutely glorious day yesterday, and rather than spend yet another day in the house, C and I headed down the road for a walk at our favorite park. We took the trail we ususally walk on New Year's Day--one of our New Year's Day traditions, but didn't get to this year for all our company.

The path was a bit damp from all the rain, and muddy, slick with fallen, yet to be decomposed leaves, but we went slowly over the rocks and roots and rested at the river's edge.

I've attempted these particular rocks and water before
http://viewfromtheoak.blogspot.com/2006/01/hike-at-west-point-on-eno.html but attempting it THIS time, with a playful attitude (and oh yes, a full year of daily sketching practice) CERTAINLY made a huge difference! LOL

I'm not sure the shadows work -- but I really like the rocks!

Some folks use a portrait done year after year to gauge their progress ....perhaps this scene will be my yardstick ...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yes! The shadows DO work!! I noticed them before I read your blog. It was interesting to see the same scene sketched a year ago - what a great idea to use this as a yardstick scene. The rocks are VERY good too. Love the light wash!

Casey said...

I noticed the shadows before reading the post too - this is really nice, Lin. It has a wonderful looseness to it.

Teri C said...

Isn't that funny, I noticed how wonderful those shadows are also. Beautifully done Lin!

Enjoy the weather, badness is on the way.

Alison said...

Beautiful, you certainly have improved - so satisfying, isn'y it.

Terri said...

Lin I have to reiterate my comments for this scene last year - you have certainly come a LONG way since you began your artistic journey. Your work has such depth now. Just wonderful!

wagonized said...

Great shadows! Beautiful scene, Lin.

Anonymous said...

Great work! The rocks look very craggy, the trees look right on and so do the shadows.