Monday, April 20, 2009

plein air paintings

"Still Waters" Oil 6"x8" ($145.)


I made these paintings over the last couple of days and decided to post them together. The theme is paint-what-normally-doesn't-get-a- second-glance.

The river flooded but has started to recede leaving pools of water in the woods. It has opened a whole new world of painting possibilities. I hope to paint more before it all dries up.




"Reflections of Blu Skies" Oil 6"x8" (sold)

I never knew how much a blue sky could change the colors of muddy water.
















"Morning Glow" Oil 8"x6" ($145.)

Tried to capture the sun light as it just starts to touch some of the buildings in the morning. Normally I focus on the watertower which is shown to the right but cropped off. The smaller surrounding buildings have much charm themselves so I hope to paint them from different angles.

9 comments:

Loriann Signori said...

Susan, Your theme is a good one; one we as artists should all touch on since our "job" is to make beauty. You did it...as always.

Karen said...

I LOVE these paintings where the view is in close, there's something really startlingly beautiful in them...what is it? Is it their somewhat unusual composition, their subject matter?? I don't know, but I adore them.

Laurel Daniel said...

You did a great job of finding beauty in overlooked places! These are all great!

LSaeta said...

I love your theme. And the paintings are very well done.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Susan,

Love the theme, LOVE the paintings.

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

You do water beautifully!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

What a wonderful idea to paint what normally wouldn't make it onto the canvas. You did a lovely job with these. I think the top one is my favorite because I like the composition best.

susan hong-sammons said...

Thank you for your wonderful insights and comments. Happy painting to you all!

Jala Pfaff said...

Fantastic color work. The second is my favorite.