Monday, July 05, 2010

Reeds and Rocks

We're still having spring storms although I guess I should call them summer storms. Although the flooding is a pain the results make interesting subjects to paint. Once again I returned to our rivers edge as my muse but it is the abstract concepts of capturing the dazzling light on moving water, rocks, and weeds that fascinate me and make this painting a very fun challenge. Basically I feel light is relatively cool and shadows are warm (relative to my painting)so why the yellowish highlights on the rocks? They looked yellow although a cool yellow. It's been interesting reading different blogs on this concept of warm shadows and cool lights.
($95. 6"x8" oil w/ palette knife)


loriann said...

Wow, love that bold violet!

SamArtDog said...

Once again, the thumbnail gives this the distance and perspective to see it as if from across the room. I can see the violet as a patch of reflected sky. Gorgeous!

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Loriann,
Hey Sam,
Thanks so much for the feedback. I'm glad to know the violet/blue reads as reflected sky, wasn't sure if it would come across strong enough.
Happy Painting to you both!!!

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

The yellows are just right for that bright summer light, and the violet plays it off so well.

Susan if you haven't already seen it, I talked about my art ahow canopy in my blog post of July 1

Lisa Daria said...

I love these colors -