Monday, November 30, 2009

A "Little Landscape"

This little landscape was based on a friend's photo taken of our California hills. Painting smaller is in no way easier!








5x7 oil on canvas board

17 comments:

Patrice said...

It's not easier - but what a great result!! I love those trees, and great color combinations too.

Kathy said...

Sheila Van Gogh! Your brush work and the luminosity of the paint is beautiful to behold. I love the motion in this one.

Charlene Brown said...

Lovely spontaneous little jewel of a landscape!

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Really nice subtle color transitions. Nice painting.

Hellenne Vermillion said...

Wow Sheila, this is really good! Captures the two trees alive on a windy (?) day.

Elizabeth Chapman said...

I totally understand... I think it's harder to paint a smaller painting than a larger one too. This is a GORGEOUS landscape painting!!

-Don said...

It might not be easier, but you NAILED it! Great job, Sheila. This has the feel of a continuation of your exploration of Van Gogh from a few posts ago. I love the movement you convey with your brushwork. -Don

dominique eichi said...

Yes I agree but the result are wonderful

Linny D. Vine said...

Lovely LITTLE dancing trees!

Manon Doyle said...

Oooh Sheila!! I can feel the wind!! Terrific painting girlfriend!!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

You do it all Sheila, drawing, painting, figures, landscape...large or small, this is lovel

AutumnLeaves said...

I think this came out beautifully, Sheila. Your pieces have a wonderful style all their own and I love coming back to visit. I am always left wanting more! I love the colors in this piece, the impasto effects, the motion that is implied in the shifting sands/ground. Just gorgeous!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Sheila, I don't know if you realize how fortunate you are to have these hills in your life. This is a wonderful, simple, lush painting. I liked your 'thankfulness' drawing, too!

Gwen Bell said...

Beautiful loose work, Shelia! Yep, you'd think small is easer...sort of like thinking "loose" is easier, but both are very difficult to pull off. Great job!

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful little painting, Sheila, it's very atmospheric.

David Patterson said...

Well done Sheila, love the loose quality in your work! Sorry I haven't been around much to comment lately...I'll do better in 2010! :)

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Sheila, I love this little landscape! It speaks volumes! Wonderful brushwork too.