Monday, September 14, 2009

"The Way Home" - SOLD



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I did this a couple of days ago when the weather was just getting cloudy. I set up in the late afternoon when I saw this beautiful light. Unfortunately, I had just started when the sun went behind a cloud - for 30 freakin' minutes!!! When it came back out again everything was different, so I had to fudge a bit. I've been trying to get back at the same time of day to do another but the weather hasn't cooperated.

11 comments:

Sandra Galda said...

I love it. When I squint my eyes while viewing it, it really translates into reality. I just love your broken brushstrokes and they way your grayed distance achieves the depth :)

marctaro said...

these have been really fun to see - i love the way you're using your brushwork on the new subject!

Jerry Points said...

Carol...now you're cookin'. Great greens. Welcome to the plein air world of chasing the light. I love the brush work. Edgar Payne discusses the 4 value rules in landscapes. Let me know if you don't know them and I will send to your email. Keep up the good work. My daughter and family live in Waging probably not too far from where you are. Bavaria is a wonderful site for painting. My wife and I will be there for 2 weeks in late October.

Susie Gregory said...

ah the vagaries of plein air painting..one of the things that makes for big frustration -you keep chasing the sun - i love it anyway though..the plein air painting and YOUR plein air painting!!

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

I just love you lady! LOL... a whole freakin' 30 minutes - I hate when that happens. I have a couple of paintings with nats imbeded, they love the stuff, ha. ps - good fudging.

Jaya Duvvuri said...

love it, love it, love it..

Barbara Pask said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

just wondered ... i know you are attempting to paint in the "plein air" style/method ... BUT ... have you tried taking a photograph to "document" the scene at the moment you are trying to catch ? would that be "cheating" ? or does the camera see the "light" so differently than the artist that it would be useless ?

Rob Hazzard said...

It's sooooo great to see so many of your landscapes, love it, love it, love it!

tree said...

Your landscapes are coming on strong the longer you are in Germany! Just beautiful ! Mary Rountree Moore

Carol Marine said...

Thank you all so much for the kind comments! I feel I am really getting the hang of plein air - and now it's raining all the time! Ugh.

In answer to your question, anonymous, I don't think it's cheating at all to take pictures and revisit later. To be honest, I always forget!! And when I occasionally remember, I find looking at the photo SO different from looking at the real thing, and I am never as inspired as I was outside. Doing plein air, because the light changes so quickly, is a rush! I enjoy the excitement, even if not all of the paintings turn out because of it. While here, I've probably had as many wipers as keepers. What happens with a photo is that you lose a lot of info - all the darks go darker, and all the lights go lighter. The eye is just so much more sensitive. I hope that answers your question. : )