Friday, August 14, 2009

Through My Garden Gate 8x10 oil

Got out mid to late afternoon today to paint this one.  I kept thinking I would start painting inside, but wanted to try this busy scene to see if I could simplify it.  there are several layers and I have trouble with dark foliage in the distance.  Like what color is that anyway.  So here it is..I think it is a bit busy or dotty.  To many iceberg roses, I got a little carried away.
So this is the walkway close to the house in the back yard.  I am sitting under the Crepe Myrtle tree that I painted in my last post.  I have a thing for gates and walkways as they feel hopeful and inviting.  This leads to our driveway where lots of basketball has been and still is played.  I have several broken roof tiles to prove it.  It is an area of energy and action.  With three boys and their friends, it is a place to escape, shoot a few and return to whatever.  To the right is an old Orange Tree that has been in the background of many Christmas photos.  Love to send those back to the Midwest.  So I continue with "About the House"...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This series is starting to depress me. It's really good; it's interesting...and your productivity is making me feel like a slacker!

Great job - I *love* these paintings. Hope you do a lot more!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one, it is my favorite in the series so far! You captured the filtered light so beautifully. Now all it needs is a frame....

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

You have so many beautiful areas in your yard to paint and this is no exception...beautiful!

Edward Burton said...

Very beautiful, Dori - wonderful composition. I love it.

rob ijbema said...

i don't think it looks busy at all
it works really well and feels like you did this on location