Saturday, November 22, 2008


Originally uploaded by linfrye
My sweet friend, Jona ( , has generously shared her Venice photos with me -- we share an abiding love for this country and its amazing beauty! This painting was done from one of her many, many photos ...and I thank YOU again, Jona, for bringing Italy to me through your photographer's eye!

A few things I'm working toward following all those workshops -- a bit more wet-in-wet work, an attempt to work the painting instead of slavish adherence to the photo, and trying to paint a bit more expressively, and still remain true to my own vision that focuses a bit more on line and realism. Right now, as I continue practicing, I find this 'dance' a bit of a ping-pong game in my head with constant questions instead of that incredible 'flow' one gets into while painting ... but I think that 'incorporation' I"m looking for will come over time.

Meanwhile, it's back to the daily practice, and, with the holidays approaching, a bit more time and energy getting ready for the holidays.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love your style of painting. Since you mentioned it it must because you paint realistically. I had an art instructor once say "you paint every detail" and I don't think it was a compliment. Can't help myself. While I admire loose painting and I try to paint loose but it never turns out that way. ha

squawmama said...

Good Morning Lin... You know how much I love your work... You are truly a talented painter... I especially love the Italian types... Have a great weekend...


Anonymous said...

I am always amazed by the European love of flowers and especially set against the old buildings. You capture it every time with such beauty and detail and this one is no exception. Good luck with your practice.

Teri C said...

Gosh, everything you paint is just beautiful!!!

Jona said...

This is complete in my eye.
Lin, you sure put much of your own vision in this interpretation of the motive.
I really enjoy seeing different approaches each of us makes on the same motive. Your painting is the third version I have the luck to see. And I must say a fantastic one.
I'm really glad that you enjoy the photos. :))

Teresa said...

Lovely, Lin... the facade of the building almost glows with color and life!