Thursday, April 09, 2009

Happy Easter!

'Tis always shocking when I go to post and realize how time has flown since my last time here. I promised myself I would keep my brushes wet but have not been good about it.

But today is a new day! I painted this one last night...This is my second loose landscape...still learning. Did this fast...sunset in two layers (yellow, then dried...then other colors) in 15 minutes on wet paper, then once dry washed in the silhouette of trees in 5 minutes. I took the reference photo for this painting a couple of years ago at the farm...I did go off in my own direction.

11"x15" Arches 300 lb Cold Pressed
Quin Gold (WN), Perylene Maroon (DS), Indanthrone Blue (DS), Quin Violet (DS)

4 comments:

Kristie said...

Girlfriend, you rock!! Your painting is absolutely beautiful!!

Shannon said...

Thanks, K! Anytime you wanna paint out we should do it! :) BTW, are you in town for Easter???

Shannon said...

Oh...my first orange rose opened today. Great complement to my "Blue Star" Lithodora. Will have to plant more lithodora this summer, if our drought doesn't return, God willing.

ashley-cita said...

I meant to leave a comment yesterday, but got distracted.

I think this is a lovely piece. The colors are so vivid and beautiful! Great job, Shannon.

Also, there's an award for you over on my blog, if you'd like to come check it out.