Friday, October 19, 2012

View Across the Lake

Trees lit with orange
Clothed in Autumn's glory
View across the lake.

Looking out of my studio window the other day, I saw the late afternoon light hitting the trees with their orange foliage and it was very beautiful.  I decided to do this little painting based on that inspiration.  This painting depicts a little later time of day, but still with that lovely orange glow.

This painting is done on 140# Arches paper with transparent watercolor and it measures approximately 12" wide by 7.5 " high. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Garden Niche


I painted this scene with the intention of cropping it, but when it was finished was intrigued by the idea of making it a vignette.  Oh, alright, so my husband actually suggested the vignette format and you KNOW I hardly ever listen to those suggestions, but then I thought "why not?"  So let me know what YOU think.  The location this photo was taken in was a beautiful bed and breakfast in the small town of Sarlat in the south of France. It was just a lovely, sunny summer morning and breakfast was on the terrace.  This piece is cropped to 9.5 x 9.5 inches, painted on 300# Arches watercolor paper.