Friday, February 27, 2009

That other shore

Lake Reflection
6 x 6 inches
colored pencil on pastel board
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky


This is my entry for this month's Virtual Sketch Date. When I first saw the gorgeous photo of Lake Louise, Canada, submitted by Debbie Later, I thought I would skip doing this month's entry. Not that the image isn't inspiring, it's just that I didn't feel a connection to it. But then I experimented to see if there wasn't something I could find there. This is the result.

One does not discover new lands
without consenting
to lose sight of the shore
for a very long time.
-Andre Gide-

20 comments:

E-J said...

You homed in on a wonderful little corner and filled it with rich colour. Lovely!

christine said...

I love how you found a piece of the image and made it your own. The flowers are so cheery!

leslie said...

This is a wonderful interpretation of the reference. glad you forged ahead.
I went through the same balking when I first saw the photo.

Rose Welty said...

When I was doing this piece I wondered if anyone was going to do just the reflection...you did it wonderfully Ann.

Jennifer Rose said...

I really like the crop you have done :D great idea doing the reflection and the rocks look great :D

Jennifer Lawson said...

Beautiful, Ann. Great decision on the crop and perfect for your Colored pencil style.

Mary Timme said...

How very cool is that. Very!

Margaret Ann said...

Excellent choice...you work is always a pleasure to see...You work your colors so masterfully! Love this and the quote that goes along with it...just super! :)

pencilportraits said...

This just such a pretty piece

quirkyartist said...

The water is just magnificent.

MILLY said...

A lovely little drawing, beautifully done in your detailed and meticulous style.

Sherry said...

While the rocks and shrubbery are fine, my eye went right to the reflection. Your crop appeals to me because it is ambiguous - there is an air of mystery in the shapes reflected in the water. That's one of the things I like best about VSD, the various ways people approach the source material. As always, yours is lovely.

Carol Feldman said...

Truly wonderful!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Wonderful and original. Love the relections.

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Can't spell. :-) reflections.

Gail said...

Great editing job..you made the piece truly your own...when I saw it in the flickr pool I thought it was a photograph...Terrific work!

Debbie said...

I am glad you did this painting. I wanted to see how people would interpret this beautiful lake and flowers. I like how you focused in on the flowers.Gorgeous.

Stacy said...

I really love what you did with this and how you cropped it. I think you turned the beautiful reference into something new and unique.

ego2005 said...

Nice artistic licence! You got a nice balance and effect.

Congratulations.

Ana Tirolese said...

I like how you cropped the image. It is very well rendered. Fabulous work.

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