Monday, February 27, 2012

Millers Pond

Millers Pond
This time I worked in acrylic.  It's a 6x8 on canvas panel.
I am so intrigued with this place, and thought it would be good to just examine various color combination and tonal studies.
Happy Painting everyone.

17 comments:

  1. A very cold wintery look. I love the rusty orange/browns against snow. Love it.

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    1. Hi Doreen,

      Thank you so much for the encouragement. After working in watercolor for the last few weeks, it was a struggle to get back to my acrylic.

      I just noticed your post. I am on my way.

      all the best to you,
      Joan

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  2. This is a beautiful painting, Joan!! Love the colors of the water and how you brought it in the snow...Excellent job..

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    1. Thank you Hilda for the encouraging words. The one day we got snow on L.I. I took advantage of it, thank goodness for digital cameras.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. It`s a cracker my friend. really, really lovely. Isn`t` Acrylics great eh? Dries in no time, but your colours you can keep them wet for as long as you want by having a lid, and to spray them with water. Also you can do this with your painting. All the best joan.
    Vic.

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    1. Thank you my friend. Yes, acrylics are great. I just purchased a sheet of panel board. It's already coated in white, so I don't have to gesso the panels. I purchased it at a diy store and they even cut it to 11x14 panels and 24 and 4x6 minis. all in all it was very inexpensive. Check out Roger Bansermer on my side bar Thought on Painting and Art. He shows a video on the panel boards.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Joan, I love the beautiful lead in with the snow bank contrasted by the warm palette of the trees! A great vision - thank you - great art to start off my morning!

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    1. Dear Trudy,

      Thank you so much for the kind words, they are so appreciated.

      all the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. this is so beautiful, I would love to be there right now!

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    1. Hi Laurie,

      Thank you so much, it actually is a beautiful place. Many people stop by to feed the water fowl. Great place to sit and sketch.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  6. Hi there Joan!... I love this one Joan. I love your use of the vertical format to accentuate the foreground trees... bathed in warm colour... but in contrast to the cooler values of the snow about them. Good solid decisions!

    This one shows the progress that you have made... coming out of the hard work that you have been doing in your sketchbook! The composition is strong... the mood lifts it out of the expected cold of winter! A gem!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Dear Bruce,

      You will never know how much I appreciate your comments. You truly encourage me, especially when I have my doubts. Thank you so much.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  7. Joan,
    C'est une première visite pour moi, sur ton blog et je m'inscris tout de suite car je suis un amateur de peinture.
    Ta première œuvre me plait . Elle a beaucoup de caractère et l'harmonie de couleurs correspond bien au sujet.
    Bravo

    Roger

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    1. Thank you so much LE CHEMIN DE GRANDS JARDINS, I appreciate the Bravo.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  8. Oh this is so nice Joan. It has a hint of a warm sun breaking through the clouds. Love it!!

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    1. Hi John,

      Thank you so much, I had a bit of trouble switching back to acrylic paints. But it is all fun.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  9. That's delightful Joan. I love paintings like this, with heaps of atmosphere, makes me feel like I'm there!

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