Sunday, September 13, 2009

"Tranquillity" (Savanna Oaks Forest Preserve)

Yesterday morning I had planned on returning to the city to finish a street scene but I woke to a beautiful misty fog. So I switched gears mentally and ran to a neighboring forest preserve. I was anxious the fog would burn away before I had a chance to paint. Well, the whole experience was soothing to the soul. I didn't see anyone or hear any traffic and even though the fog was quickly disappearing, within the woods it lay heavy enough for me to paint.
So I like this painting but maybe because I so enjoyed the whole process. I like it because I feel I captured a tranquil mystery that is present with mist as well as a sense of depth to draw you into the painting. 6"x8" oil on linen mounted on board. Once again painted with my favorite palette knife. ($145.)

16 comments:

Karen said...

Wow! I feel like I can literally walk into that mist...I need to see this in person.
This one sounds way more relaxing to paint than the six corners intersection.

loriann said...

Wow!!!! This is a beauty. It feels so good.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Karen, Better yet, come out early one morning and we can paint there. You'd love it.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Loriann, I'm so glad this piece gave you that good feeling. Happy Painting!

Double "D" said...

What a great painting. You certainly captured
the feeling. Also like the subtle color changes.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Got to Maine
late last night after a long drive through
Northern Maine where there is no direct route
to anywhere. Thanks again!

Maggie Latham said...

This is so tranquil and beautiful. More like this, please, Sudan .....(lol)

Maggie Latham said...

SUSAN...yikes! I hit the 'd' and should have hit the 's' in your name....sorry........

Janelle Goodwin said...

Your painting has inspired me to get out there in one of the nearby forest preserves and paint. What a wonderful sense of atmosphere in this fog painting!

susan hong-sammons said...

Hey Double D, on your way back if you have the time, check out Ithaca, NY. There's so much there to paint you need two life times.

waiting to see your Maine ptngs.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Maggie, that's okay, I'll answer to Sudan

susan hong-sammons said...

Hello Janelle, I hope you do make to to one of our wonderful forest preserves. The colors are in their constant change move. It's like the last dash of energy before the cold of winter puts is all to rest.

Melinda said...

Ooooh, what a beautifully evocative and atmospheric painting. My goodness, you've really captured the moment you describe.

Yes, you definitely painted a "tranquil mystery" with great sensitivity. I agree with Karen about the sense of depth. Another 'Wow'!

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Melinda, I'm so glad to hear my painting hit you so strongly. It was a really nice morning to be out painting. I keep waking up hoping for another foggy day but so far, no luck.

Kerri Settle said...

This is so atmospheric and lovely. I'm a big fan of foggy-day paintings!

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Kerri, so glad you stopped by because it lead me to your exciting art and blog!

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow. Amazingly evocative feel.