Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Riverside Ramblings"

Today I returned with a friend and fellow plein air artist to one of my favorite paint sites. I've been painting this same area for a couple of years through it's various seasons and changes and many moods. Everytime I come here, it's different and new. It's been interesting to look at paintings from a few years ago and compare them to my present works. I see a drastic change in how I'm explaining/painting the scene. I feel I'm doing less copying what's in front of me and more personal interpretation. Also, I'm really curious about painting something that looks almost like a "nothing" but hopefully the painting will tell the story.
6"x8" oil on linen mounted on archival museum board. ($145. framed)

2 comments:

loriann said...

Hi Susan!
I am in complete agreement about the delight of returning to old loved places. This painting is a small beauty, it has a feeling of a quiet summer moment. I tried going back into your archives to see other paintings you have done of this location. Could you direct me?
Thanks,
Loriann

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Loriann,
From this spring, 4/18,20,26,5/11,16,
10/4,15/08
And before that I didn't have a blog. I'll try to remember to post something of this same area from before to show the transition from now and then.
Thanks so much for your interest.