Landscape painting forum: A collection of landscapes....ongoing and in progress

 
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ImageDorothy
Feb 3, 2010 6:14 PM CST
Name: Dorothy
ADK mountains
I saw a horse by itself on a hillside while driving through a valley. I wanted to pull a u turn, but restrained myself. By the time I went back he was gone.

But I pulled it out of my head, and this has become a personal favorite for its simplicity and sketchiness.

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ImageDorothy
Feb 3, 2010 6:19 PM CST
Name: Dorothy
ADK mountains
This was the Champlain Bridge, on Dec 23. It was due for demolition the next day, but the demo was postponed due to severe cold (I can attest to that!!). I watched as people came and went, taking pictures and sharing stories. This vital economic link was shut down with no notice when fatal structural problems were discovered.

Aside from the emotional impact, the loss of the bridge has added up to four hours to travel time. It was depicted in the Wall St. Journal. I wondered if it was sort of an icon of the last decade.

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ImageDorothy
Feb 3, 2010 6:26 PM CST
Name: Dorothy
ADK mountains
Here's what's in progress right now. Of course you know what's missing....the dog!! The figure and the ever-necessary dog will go in soon.

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ImageDorothy
Feb 3, 2010 6:31 PM CST
Name: Dorothy
ADK mountains
Is it pet or a landscape? I call this The Driving Lesson. It is none other than my beloved Jared when I was learning to drive.
He was adopted from the harness track, so he already knew how to drive. (Although the harness horses never learn to stop, turn, moderate pace, etc. if you think about it!!)

But Jared does whatever you ask, sometimes with a roll of his eyes and big sigh. I had him jumping too, which he thought was totally silly. One time we were driving and we came to a crosswalk, which I guess looked like a jump to him...because he jumped it! With the carriage. He aims to please!

Oh, and cart wheels are the hardest thing I've ever tried to do!!!!!

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ImageSugarweed
Feb 3, 2010 7:05 PM CST
Name: Sidney, Zone 9A and 9B
Okeechobee, Fl
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
Well you are quite good.
And these are done with Oil Pastels?
Shine
The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude. Be positive, be happy.
Imagestormyla
Feb 3, 2010 7:37 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Dorothy, I love your paintings especially the bridge and the carriage.
Imageplantladylin
Feb 3, 2010 8:14 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Oh my goodness, I've just been wandering around different cubits and lurking and chatting!

Dorothy, your paintings are really beautiful, I especially love the one in progress but they are all great! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Lin
ImageDorothy
Feb 4, 2010 5:49 AM CST
Name: Dorothy
ADK mountains
THanks all! They're soft pastels (which are like chalk only very pure pigment).

I trained years ago as an oil painter and just started doing art work again, a little over a year ago. Haven't cracked out the oils yet....still practicing.
ImageSashagirl
Feb 4, 2010 10:18 AM CST
Name: Deanna
Eastern Iowa
A good example is the best sermon.
Dorothy,
What a great place for you to collect and show your works of Art!

Your thread is my first "stop" on this site! I'll be back!

Deanna
Imagestormyla
Feb 4, 2010 7:53 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Good for you, Dorothy. Isn't it great to rediscover an old love? I have always loved the soft lines of pastels. Sticking tongue out
ImageDorothy
Feb 9, 2010 11:38 AM CST
Name: Dorothy
ADK mountains
Still in progress, this is slow going. I have those trees in my head just the way I want....if only I could make it happen on paper

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Imagecececoogan
Feb 9, 2010 1:18 PM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
It looks beautiful to me Dorothy but if you're set to change it, I can't wait to see the final results. Will be amazing I am sure.
the faster I go, the behinder I get
ImageSharon
Feb 9, 2010 3:28 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Just following along...love the contrast you now have in the trees. Gives it great dimension.

Bringing out the foliage closer to the house, and along the fence line, too. Looking great!!
ImageSashagirl
Feb 9, 2010 9:36 PM CST
Name: Deanna
Eastern Iowa
A good example is the best sermon.
I love it! And I want to be there...
ImageDorothy
Feb 10, 2010 7:08 AM CST
Name: Dorothy
ADK mountains
Oh Sharon, thanks for the insight! THat's what I need. I studied Inness for days in the fall. I love his massing of color and softness.

He manages to get depth too, though. And I don't want to work exactly like him, I wanted to get the little white sheds too - he doesn't often add architecture. I want to push the distance. I liked the start but it didn't have the depth I wanted.

It's funny to have an idea in your head, and sometimes you barely breathe on the work - like putting a touch of cool to push something back - and it's *there*. THat's the magic, that's what keeps you going.

ImageSharon
Feb 10, 2010 11:20 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Exactly, D...

Light will always push the dark areas back. And then you can see to darken them a little more. Combined it creates depth. If everything is in the same tone, there's no perspective, and it looks a little flat. You already know that, and you can see it as you work. I love watching your progress.

And I like architectural touches...makes things less boring, gives your work a story, something viewers can grab hold of, to think about.

I love your work, it always tells me a story, makes me think.
ImageDorothy
Feb 23, 2010 12:14 PM CST
Name: Dorothy
ADK mountains
A gully in late afternoon.....sketch du jour

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ImageSugarweed
Feb 23, 2010 12:20 PM CST
Name: Sidney, Zone 9A and 9B
Okeechobee, Fl
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
Your work is awesome.
Thumbs up
The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude. Be positive, be happy.
ImageSharon
Feb 23, 2010 12:43 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
And inspiring.
ImageDorothy
Feb 23, 2010 1:13 PM CST
Name: Dorothy
ADK mountains
Thanks. it's snowing like crazy here. I guess I should learn to do snow. Not too inspired to go out though.

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