Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Reflections in a Puddle


sold

I found this little spot when I was in the mountains in California, near Loves Falls. I love the idea of doing small, intimate landscapes - almost like an outdoor still life? Maybe that's why I like it. But it opens up a whole new venue for me!

11 comments:

Maud guilfoyl said...

Wonderful perfect little painting! Love the sun light and water reflections, so much with economy of brush strokes.

Ron Wilson said...

I like that there is no blending, Sargent advocated the use of half tones too.

Gretchen Hancock said...

This is a gem. You pack a lot of painting into 6 inches; it feels much bigger!

Rita Kirkman said...

Oh, I love it Carol! This is the same kind of 'landscape' that I'm attracted to! I did a couple of this genre (water/reflections) in pastel that sold recently. I love your style with this image! Do more!!

Sally Chupick said...

this would also look fab as a large painting

CAROL HOPPER -- A PAINTER'S JOURNAL said...

The color contrast of the water and surrounding area is very strong, enticing the viewer to study the painting. This is awesome Carol; you should do more like this.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully realized - and I think the new venue is a great idea

Nancy Laliberte said...

LOVE this, Carol!

Connie Nobbe said...

I really like that idea! You could do a whole series on puddles!

Frank said...

Carol, I love the idea too. For one thing it has everything a larger landscape does. And secondly it is perfect for a small format. You should do a series of puddle paintings..

Lisa Daria said...

Carol, your paintings always seem so much bigger than 6" - it's a gift!