Friday, June 08, 2007

EDM 122 Shade


EDM 122 Shade
Originally uploaded by linfrye
I used a photo reference for this EDM challenge since there is barely a bit of shade at my workplace! I loved the scene -- it so reminded me of John Denver's long ago song, "Cool and Green and Shady." Our temps have been in the high 90sF, and so sketching and painting THIS particular scene helped me feel a smidgen more refreshed!

17 comments:

Tami said...

Don't know if you have taken the time to go back and look at some of your earlier stuff (actually, not even 8 months ago) and looked at the difference in your techniques and abilities; it is AMAZING! I know I keep saying that; but I am just so PROUD of you! This and the drawing from yesterday are again OUTSTANDING!

Maria said...

Love to be under that shadow!

Sandy said...

Just beautiful Lin, you really captured the foliage perfect;u which I find so hard- I can feel the cool breeze under these trees but where is the hammock?

Carole said...

Wow! I love this - the foliage, the shadows, the background - very well painted (and quite difficult to do well.) I does look cool and inviting; you can practically hear the breeze rustling the leaves.

SCquiltaddict said...

lovely view of the oaks....so nice and shady...you would think that where a plant person works would be shady!:>

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

very nice.

Africantapestry said...

Majestic trees Lin! And a wonderful job on the shadows under them...it looks so cool and inviting, just right for a cool watermelon at late afternoon...
Ronell

Teri C said...

Lin, this is gorgeous! The perfect song to go with it!!

Lynn said...

That's beautiful. The colors you've used really invoke a sense of cool and shade.

laserone said...

This came out beautiful, I love all the greens. :)

Linda said...

Okay, this is really just perfect. Way to go Lin!!!

mARTa said...

I love looking at your sketches and imagine how green the whole place must be...compared to our dry desert we live in here. I love your greens!

Serena said...

This is beautiful, Lin! I particularly love the foliage on the trees ~

Linda said...

Beautiful scene. Your trees are absolutely 3-dimensional. I agree with Tami -- I glanced back at some of your earlier work, which was good, and you should definitely be proud of where you are now. -- Linda

jill said...

gorgeous! overall, it just looks so inviting!

Meinhild Selbach said...

great! would prefer to sit unter the trees than going to work ;-)

phthaloblu said...

The shade on the grass is amazing. You really captured it. It is a beautiful, peaceful scene. Great work.