Friday, May 29, 2009

Middle America 4x6 oil

Today, like many days lately, was overcast.  Kim Vanderhoek and I planned to get together to paint plein air, but decided to paint inside instead.  It turned out to be a misty overcast morning.  So with that decision out of the way it was on to what to paint???  So I got out the Different Strokes For Different Folks challenge and painted that.
It was fun because it was about creating color.  The reference was a desaturated photo of a farm in middle America from one of Karin Jurick's many road trips.  I painted small as  I wanted to complete it in an hour, give or take a few minutes.  Love when I paint with Kim as we have a very specific time frame and it pushes me not to dottle, or noodle.  
Now the problem I have is it has been so long since i completed one of Karin's challenges I can't remember how to make it 450k and 300dpi, with out getting this little tiny thumbnail.  So I hope to send it over to DSFDF if I can figure it out.

23 comments:

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is really nice Dori...I love your color choices and loose brushstrokes!

Michelle said...

Oooh such beautiful color your mind has to make that up! Love the texture of the thick brushstrokes too.

Angela Elledge said...

Absolutely beautiful, very warm and inviting; execellent color choices.

maria said...

I liek the color choice and depth!

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Dori - love the warm glowing colors in this.

LSaeta said...

Amazing colors and so nicely done! Love it!

Sally Tharp said...

Nicely done! Beautiful warm colors!

Cheryl Anderson said...

I love the colors you chose--wonderful little painting!

Edward Burton said...

BEAUTIFUL job, Dori!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

I also love your color choices and loose brushstrokes. Well done Dori.

Carol Horzempa said...

Love your colors and brushstrokes...your painting really stands out!

judith said...

Really beautiful color.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Understated and gorgeous, Dori. Love the thick, visible paintstrokes in the foreground and the thinner, more blurred out ones farther back. And as everyone said, the colors are wonderful!

Priti said...

Beautiful colors , nice brushwork, love the painting.

Gwen Bell said...

Fantastic job, Dori! Great texture and color choices.

Marian Fortunati said...

Very, nice Dori!! Love the way it turned out!!

I am sending the KREATIV BLOGGING award your way!!

Carol Nelson said...

I love your color choices and how fresh it looks. I wish I had chosen a smaller format for mine. I think I got too nit-picky.

Gary Keimig said...

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. This reqally came out nice. I like the color and have to say this is one of my favorites from the blogs I have seen with this subject challenge painted. good job

Ann Rogers said...

Yummy and inviting colors, great entry!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

thank you for all the wonderful comments.

dominique eichi said...

Lovely piece and you colors are so perfect. Beautiful

r garriott said...

Wonderful autumnal colors... the rich red in the foreground is inspired. Marvelous colors in the sky, everywhere!

Vern Schwarz said...

Dori, you did a marvelous job on this piece. It is so vibrant and shows so much depth. It's one of my favorites.