5.11.2006

River walk


Perhaps creek would better describe this sweet little spot, but river walk has more of a ring to it, don't you think?

This sketch was 20-30mins sitting in the dappled shade with the w/c done at home. I like the coloured version though I'm sure the viaduct should have darker values. I have the sketch in my computer so I can play with the colouring. I will have to wait until I walk this spot again as I simply cannot remember at the time I was really focusing on the very large maple in the top 1/3rd of the page. Nice to be able to rework thanks to ideas from the ever helpful Karen Winters and others over at EDM

By the way, for anyone who can actually read my note on the side. I know the scarey something is not a horsefly, it didn't even look like a fly, it WAS however freakish and frightening with that hypodermic needle sticking out. Overly dramatic? why in the world would you infer such a thing? ^g^

9 comments:

Teri C said...

Sue, it's so soft and lovely and peaceful. I love it the way it is.

Bonny said...

What a beautiful painting, Sue! You have such a lovely, loose style! This reminds me of walks I took with my Mom in the woods, when I was little and still living in Germany. Your painting could be just the spot about 3 miles from our old home....
Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

Lin said...

WHAT A GORGEOUS PAINTING!

Karen Winters said...

A lovely scene, very delicate and sensitive.

Alison said...

I love the vertical shape

Rissa said...

I love this painting...the set-up is lovely and the shape is very appealing.

Linda said...

This is gorgeous! I especially love the way you accurately portrayed the light on the water under the bridge -- medium value in front, dark in shadow under the bridge, and then very light out in the distance. Beautiful depth in this one! Congrats on a job well done.

Virginia Wieringa said...

You have such a fun blog and I can sense your joy in art by looking at the wonderful things you post!

Your profile says you enjoyed Elizabeth Berg's Pull of the Mooon. Have you read her book Range of Motion? On of my personal favorites!

Robin Neudorfer said...

Sue - thank you for stopping by my blog, you made my day. Also I would have missed this gorgeous wc if you hadn't. You have a very nice sensibility and should do much more.