Friday, September 04, 2009

"Meadow in the Morning"

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For some reason I wasn't able to finish this piece. I think it's because I didn't have a good start. But I really love this area in the woods, so much to paint. I plan on returning soon to try try again. I could kick myself for goof up my start. I firmly believe if the start; design/compostition, establishing the values, etc, is poor, the finish will never be very strong. So after struggling on it I just decided to scrap it away and try again later.

7 comments:

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Susan - I'm interested to know why you consider this a bad start? I can see no problem with it but then I don't know the scene or what was in your mind at the time.... please elucidate!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Yes, I agree with Deborah on this. But, of course, we artists always have a picture in our mind's eye. I thought it looked like a beautiful, carefree meadow.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

I have to agree with Deborah and Janelle, this is lovely. I love the colors.

And thanks for the link to another blog to view....great writings! Yet another I will follow. :)

susan hong-sammons said...

Dear Deborah, Janelle, and Kathleen,
Thanks so much for checking in. I appreciate the thoughtful and insightful comments. I guess I was disappointed because I saw the painting so clearly in my mind but felt it got water-down in the process. I think my head is in a better place now. There's been some changes and I'm over the worst of it. Painted a lot today and that really helped clear my head and sooth the soul, know what I mean

Jala Pfaff said...

I love this.

Jala Pfaff said...

P.S. I think it's done!

Victor Errington said...

Hi Susan.
I have just visited your Blog for
first time. Your landscapes are so
beautiful, I couldn`t make up my
mind which one to comment on, so I
picked this one-Meadow in the morning, and the Tree bole study
in your Quebec, canada three. really wonderful Landscapes there.
Thank you Susan for visiting me
and your nice comment. All the best.
Vic.