Saturday, October 23, 2010

Painting Fall




The change of seasons makes it doubly fun to return to my favorite paint spots. All of a sudden it is something completely new to paint. These three pieces were painted one chilly morning last week. It was so cold I had to pull on my winter paint coat and gloves. The added challenge of this morning was that the sun tried to come out but mostly stayed darkly overcast.
Initially I thought I would do a value study using only Ultramarine Blue and Oxide Red but towards the end of each study and added Yellow Ochre Pale. And instead of using my favored palette knife I used a brush. I toned my canvas on location so that I could pull out my lights without adding white to my palette.
(6"x8" oil $99. each)

5 comments:

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Hi Susan,

Your work is beautiful. I just watched David Dunlap Landscapes through Time. He does a study of George Inness, your work reminds me GI style. I love it, and you have and always be an inspiration to me.

All the best to you.
Joan

susan hong-sammons said...

love Inness work. You made my year! now I've gotta get back out there and try to live up to it

Pam Holnback said...

Just getting caught up on posts after being away. congratulations on your 3 shows. The blue heather pieces jumped right out at me. Great brushwork and colors.

susan hong-sammons said...

Thanks Pam Loved getting caught up with your blog too. You've been really really busy!

Karla said...

These are just dreamy. Love them!