Thursday, July 30, 2009

Breezy Viewpoint 6x8 oil SOLD

Doing the things I love are usually in conflict with the things I need to do. All summer I have been trying to get out and walk as much as I can. I walk in the morning and I love to paint in the morning and I love to hang with my husband and family in the morning too. So I have been making myself get out to walk a little early so that I might get the exercise (a must) and then have time to visit with Bob and have a cup of "joe". The thing that has been the most difficult has been getting my act together to paint in the morning because I didn't want to give up my time with husband and family. I am the best in the morning and the rest of the day is down hill.
So today I walked, had coffee with Bob and then went off to paint with my friend Cindy. I felt complete.
This little painting was done out behind Cindy's house in East Bluff. We were on a beautiful green belt over looking the back bay with a cool breeze. The struggle was the overcast to sun and sun to overcast, so the light does not seem right. I like it anyway. I had fun with being loose and just brushing on the paint and leaving it alone.
So...walk, fam, paint, friend. It was a very good day.


8 comments:

r garriott said...

Looks like a wonderful place to be, and a nice story to go with it. I can certainly relate to all the things we want to do in the summer....me, too!

I ran across a painting demo video from a Donna Dewberry today... odd coincidence or perhaps a relative?

silvina said...

I think this is really good. The brilliant colors are up front and the stuff in the distance is very muted. Creates a great sense of depth.
Your day sounds ideal!

Jane Hunt said...

Ah, the balancing act of family and painting, I know it well! Beautiful piece - I love how the flowers pop!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Nice job Dori! I like how you've led me into the painting right to the focal point.

Wish I were out painting with you!

artista said...

Dori.......
I see you have been really busy this summer. Good for you!!!!!!!!!!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Dori, I love the composition as well as the lighting and colors, great job.

loriann said...

Beautiful colors and wow! i love the brushwork on this one. nice!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Lovely painting Dori! The balancing act we all do is a hard one, I'm glad you figured what works best for you.