Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hillside Overlooking The Bay 8x10 oil

What a lovely day down in the back bay.  It was fun to get out and paint after almost a week of not picking up a brush.  I have been rolling paint on my wall, but it is just not the same.  
This is a view opposite the bluff I did last weekend.  I have always liked the way these apartments sit on this hill top.  It was challenging as green was the main color going.  The question is how many greens are in the paint on my palette?  The other thing I wanted was to stay as loose as possible without fragmenting the composition.  Not that one effects the other, but I know how I get loose and have fun with paint and abandon values and well, structure.  I was happy with the time and enjoyment of the day.  It was my day to do whatever I wanted and I got to paint.  That, being the best birthday gift in the whole world.   Of course dinner with my fam is the very very best gift.

11 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dori!!

It does sound like a perfect day and this is a great painting!!

silvina said...

Happy Birthday Dori!!!
I like that even though you used a variety of greens the values hold together. Beautiful study! Very Cézanne-ish.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Painting and family...the best way to spend a birthday! Your painting is beautiful!!

Karen said...

It's interesting that you used the word fragmented...because when I first looked at this, what I noticed, and really liked, were all the little patches of individual paint. But they do hold together into big masses. I think this is fantastic-- loose, painterly, still with a strong underlying structure.
And, of course, Happy Birthday!

LSaeta said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you gave yourself a wonderful gift with this lovely painting. Love that green!

n. rhodes harper said...

Hi, Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. I love your work, it looks so fresh. Hope you had a Happy Birthday!

Zhao Jinxing said...

Very perfect canvas works of art!

Kathleen Weber said...

Makes me want to get outside and paint.

Zhao Jinxing said...

Hello Dewberry, Thank you for your appreciation and encouragement, wish you have a happy, healthy spring

rob ijbema said...

excellent
i like it because it is so expresive!

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, really nice.