Sunday, April 26, 2009

plein air musings plus

The following are some pieces I did outside of my studio. I'm still working on the theme of painting- that -which -normally -doesn't -get -a- second -thought but, I find particularly beautiful.

"Blu Where There Shouldn't Be"
6"x8" Oil

On this morning the weather went from sunny and warm to dark and rainy to sunny and, well you get the picture. It really wasn't the best idea to pick reflections on those conditions. Again I struggle with getting too expressive and loosing the bit of form which gives the viewer a clue as to the fact that it is reflections in water and not purely an abstraction painting.

"River North" (Unfinished)
The sun was out, it was warm for the first time in weeks and weeks so instead of finishing the piece I was distracted by the day.

okay so this isn't a plein air piece but she is "musing" about something.

12"x9" head study in oil w/ a limited palette


Pam Holnback said...

All of these are great! I love the reflections and colors. And how you are choosing something you wouldn't normally look at.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Pam,Thanks so much for taking the time to look.

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Love the water in the top photo Susan! And the splash of orangey earth and bright green grass below it really sets it off.

Jala Pfaff said...

You're managing to really capture great light lately!

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Deb
Hello Jala,
Great to hear from you ladies and wonderful to look at your gorgeous paintings on your blogs!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Susan,

I love the richness in your work. It's just lovely.

I wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for a Lemonade Award...more details on my blog.

So glad I'm following your blog.

All the best, Kathleen

Karen said...

I would not question at all how abstract they become. You've got enough info (even in the most abstract) to know 'what it is', but what's intriguing is the way what it is is seen.
I LOVE your reflections.