Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Marshland Study

Marshland Study, L. Daniel, 6 x 6, SOLD

I did this small study in preparation for the larger diptych that I posted yesterday. It gave me a chance to prethink some of the color relationships and play with the grasses. I am always trying to figure out how to make grasses look authentic without getting too fussy.

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6 comments:

Caroline said...

I love this wee study, it is so fresh and spontaneous. You have captured the atmosphere of the marshlands perfectly with colour and brush work.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Laurel, as someone who sees a lot of marshland, I think you did a bang up job depicting the grasses - yes, always hard to do... but my favorite part of this painting is the wee little strip of violet in the far right distance.... perfect!

Chris said...

I agree with Kelley-I live in the marshlands and you definitely have a feeling for them-lovely paintings.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

The diptych is fabulous but I just love these soft studies. There is a fresh natural quality about them that is so special and hard to duplicate.

Marian Fortunati said...

This is just beautiful... I love the colors and the light touch.

Marian Fortunati said...

This is just beautiful... I love the colors and the light touch.