Monday, May 11, 2009

"Swan Pond"

This area is normally a grassy park but because of all the rain the river has flooded this area. I've been told it's a natural protection which Frederick Olmsted, the developer of my town, incorporated into his design.
So here is another study on reflections. It's so easy for me to get lost in all the complexity of so many colors and shapes but a problem I am enjoying learning to solve.
6x8 Oil on Linen ($99. w/frame)


Karen said...

This one has lots of "glow" to it. It seems the 'messes' you referred to in the previous post have gone away. It's hard to go through periods like that isn't it?!

susan hong-sammons said...

Hey Karen, You'll laugh but I was thinking this one is too tight.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Susan. I just love the depth of colors you used. Gorgeous piece.

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Again, great job on the water! I like how you echoed the roof colors in the water, even though they aren't direct reflections. The chartreause then brings the whole thing to life.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hello Kathleen,
Hello Deborah,
Thank you for visiting my blog once again. This little piece was a challenging fun to create as I wanted it to feel big and hoped that the flooded river help create that mood.
It's another really great day to be an artist isn't it!
Happy Art-making

p.s. check out Deborah beautiful cards available on ebay