Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Buttercups" oil 6"x8"

Frederick Olmsted, landscape architect, designed our village in the forest way back when. "Buttercups" was painted in an area he left so that when the Des Plaines River overflows, our little village would be safe. After our recent flooding, buttercups rapidly sprouted up making a beautiful sea of bright yellows.


SamArtDog said...

Like a splash of flowery sun; nice!

Palette knife? You're a champ with the knife.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hey Sam, Thanks for popping by. love my palette knife

loriann said...

Beautiful tranquil painting made with lots of luscious paint. yum.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

I love your colors, the cool of the greens and blues, bring out the yellows. This is what I need to learn. Thank you for sharing.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Loriann, I'm so glad the tranquility of the moment comes across. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Joan, I think the "greens" that we see during the summer lushy months are very difficult to paint. I try to find the reds and oranges in them. I also toned the canvas a burnt brick red before starting. I think that helped too. Happy Painting