Saturday, May 8, 2010

Pine Grove

Pine Groves, 9 x 12, L. Daniel

A light mist over this small pond separated the components of the landscape into very distinct layers. The pine grove in the foreground emerged with its whimsical trunks and interesting shapes - it was very fun to paint!! (Meanwhile, a couple of alligators live in this pond, and one of them watched us the whole time we were there. We kept a healthy distance to say the least!)

7 comments:

Linda said...

You are a brave soul to paint where alligators are watching! It is a beautiful and serene setting. The trees are gorgeous and such interesting shapes in their trunks. Your colors are soft - it's a peaceful painting.

Caroline Bray Art said...

There's a delicacy about this painting that I really enjoy, from the tree trunks down to the gentle lines in the water. Bar the threat of aligators, it's a very relaxing piece ;)

fairiemoon said...

This one is just beautiful! Be careful of those aligators!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Love you,
Erin :)

Amy Hillenbrand said...

I love the values in this painting and the little pop of pinky/peach.
5 weeks, you lucky little painter you.

Stephanie Berry said...

I agree with Linda, it's a very serene painting. Lovely.

Dar Presto said...

Plein air plus 'gators sounds very exciting! This is a lovely, dreamy piece. I could look at it all day.

Susan Roux said...

I love the use of green in this painting. Especially the blue green near the surface of the water. It lends itself to such a relaxing composition.