Saturday, January 05, 2008

Snow by the Water


Snow by the Water
Originally uploaded by linfrye
After sitting in meetings all day and driving two hours home, I managed to get in a bit of sketching. I'm not crazy about these trees -- to me, they're stiff, indicating I need much more practice with my rigger.

But it felt so GOOD to finally be HOME, at least for a short weekend!

6 comments:

Lindsay said...

There is a lovely sense of space and lay out in this one.Lovely

Patti G. said...

Lin, Oh doll, your watercolors lately are just MOVING!!!!! Love them all, from the flowers to the New Year's day beautiful colors! ALL of them, you have really developed your talents Lin! I loved reading your resolutions....and plans for the New Year too! THANK you for the sweet card and CD at Christmas! I thought I had emailed you......C's favorite are wonderful! Ok doll, I have to work today, so I must run, but sending HUGS and LOVE for a great New Year and chances to view all your wonderful artwork here!! Hugs,Patti

Lorraine said...

I love the sense of depth, the water itself and how it appears in the background, and I like the sky. I also like the trees but can see what you mean. I found the rigger difficult to use but loved the effect when it worked! Bill also taught me to use a fine black waterproof pen for the tiny branches (I was not that patient). I have noticed though, while riding in the car in the country this time of year,that trees are SO varied in shape and size that you can get away with just about anything!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Robyn said...

I don't think there is much wrong with this painting, Lin. Your snow is very good and I love your foreground grasses and I would not have thought you had a problem with your trees. I find these twiggy trees a problem - how much detail to add, how much to leave out.
Stacy of stopanddrawtheroses.blogspot.com had a wonderful tip on how to use a rigger brush for small branches a couple of posts back. I tried it and it worked wonderfully for me.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog - all your lovely comments on my blog xo

mARTa said...

very nice composition on this one and the sky colors lovely. Great!

Teri C said...

Gosh, this is just so beautiful. Peaceful and the trees are the last thing i looked at. Not to worry, they are fine.