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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

# 50 oil on 12x12 panel Thompson Island morning



The light on the estuary pool was what atracted me to this spot , so I was enjoying all the colors until I went to paint in the tree stump in the fore ground. Even thought I used the same palette , it feels like a different painting.

5 comments:

Cheri said...

I think the stump fits right in very nice landscape. neutral colors are either warm or cool. I totally see it.

Kelly said...

...lovely, Liz. You're so good at capturing soft light. Beautiful color. The stump looks like it belongs to me...it seems brighter because it's closer. I like it.

Lorrie Klosterman said...

I too like the stump. It suggests that we are standing at the edge of this scene, about to step into it. I did not, however, feel that it belonged to Kelly (LOL, just kidding -- see Kelly's comment).

MEliz said...

Thank you!
Maybe it is in the context of all my other paintings where there is no large object in the foreground that made this standout.

Kristin said...

I like the idea of having something large in the foreground and I think the stump works, especially color wise like people have said. One thing that might make it seem closer and pop out more is if it were a little more defined and thus differentiated from the softness of the surroundings. Just an idea. I do love the color palette.