Saturday, April 16, 2011

Aspen Grove

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas sheet, without matt/frame
Available through DPW gallery/auction
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This image goes back to challenge # 13 for the Monthly Painting blog. I never got to paint this in time (I'm now a couple months late), but I liked the image so much, I put it in my "pile of images to paint."

I don't know about you, but I have a pile of printed photos - all things I will get to, one day. Maybe only part of the image or maybe just the idea will spark a painting, and then I will enhance or alter the colors.

Besides the printed photos, I have numerous photos on my computer - all with good intentions to paint! Some of these photos go back to my film days that I am slowly scanning, some from my childhood (yes, I was the kid on the block that ran around with a camera!), and some more recent in the digital days. Digital images are such a blessing. No waiting for film to be developed to see if you managed to capture something decent. Now you can tell immediately on the camera, delete what you don't like, keep what you do. And with photo manipulation software, you can alter the brightness, contrast, shadows, color, etc. - all striving to get the perfect image.

But as an artist with brush in hand, I can change anything that the camera captures and make it my own. I only have to imagine.

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas

4 comments:

Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

I like your version of this challenge photo, Nan. It has the warm feel of fall. And I agree with you about photos. I think many of us have a stockpile. Happy painting, when we get to them.

yasha said...

Beautifully done Nancie!I still have this photo in my stock and hope to paint it some day.:)

Virginia Floyd said...

I like this! I like the way you cropped the trees, so that the trunks are the most important part of the painting. I really like the dappled light on the trunks. The grasses in the front are a beautiful mix of colors, and I really like the wispy tall white ones. Nice job, Nan.

AutumnLeaves said...

Wow, Nancie! I think this is beautiful! I so love trees, autumn, and landscapes. You have done a magnificent job!

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