Saturday, August 02, 2008

Debbie's Garden - 18" x 26" Pastel

An older painting from a friend's beautiful garden. She studied and became a master gardener, and all her efforts were spent perfecting the landscape around her grand estate. Her hard work resulted in a gorgeous landscape, with lovely views at every turn.
This was the first time I painted a landscape on a deep red paper; I like how it shows through and contrasts with the greens.

8 comments:

Susan Carlin said...

This is a really terrific painting! I love the push/pull between all the warms and cools and the contrast between the riot of the garden against the architecture of urn and distant windows of the house. Gorgeous.

ali said...

the light is really beautiful on this one

Jo Castillo said...

Nice work with the back lighting. Love the colors.

Barbara Pask said...

Beautiful work, I like how the red shows through too.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

The light in this one is fabulous and the urn is so well drawn. Love it.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Those colored papers really are fun to work on. It's amazing how varied the results can be with the same colors on different colored papers.

Mark Adams said...

Fantastic! I love the shadow/highlight interplay. This is a visually exciting piece.

k. Madison Moore said...

What a wonderful command of medium. I used pastels for many years and people do not realize how difficult this medium can be, especially with small details. This is a great piece as well as all your others.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Madison