Thursday, March 4, 2010

Painting #14 - Simple Abundance

When the Summer Went
oil on canvas
6 x 6 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky
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Here is painting #14 of my 100 painting project, a view from last autumn beside Simm's Pond off the Blue Ridge Parkway. I loved the dance of soft, warm colors in this scene.

I am still enjoying and enthused by my 100 painting project. You may have guessed that my posting of these paintings is behind my actual completion of them. Mostly this is because the oil paint needs time to dry. However, I am far enough along in this project that I realize 100 paintings just may be possible to complete in a year's time. I also believe that it is a good number of paintings to reach for with this goal. 50 paintings would probably not be enough to find out how my approach might evolve, as each one I complete becomes a more personal statement. I am also finding a feeling of contentment with this project. It is simple, direct, and keeps me focused. And we know how easily I can get scattered.

As you learn to trust the wisdom of your heart
and make creative choices based on what you know is right for you,
process becomes progress.

-Sarah Ban Breathnach- Simple Abundance


Ellen said...

Love the contrast between the deep dark shadows and the beautiful blue sky!

phthaloblu said...

You're right. The range of colors in this is really eye catching. Beautifully done.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful painting! I too love the soft dance of warm colors- nicely stated! So exciting and satisfying I'm sure- that this project is fulfilling and doable for you. The quote from Sarah Ban Breathnach is meaningful. Wonderful painting and post! Thank you.

nanke's stuff said...

I so admire you for setting this goal and moving forward with it. This painting is just as lovely as the others ... how do you manage to be so consistent? nancy

freebird said...

This does look like abundance. Abundance in the fullness of autumn, my favorite time of year.

Alex said...

Breathtaking! Beautifully blends of colors and nice contrasts in one package. Your shades creation technique is simply stunning!

Leslie Hawes said...

Love the shadows on the ground! I really like this piece!

curiouscrow said...

I really like the lively play of colours across this one and the sense of movement.

raena said...

Wonderful painting Ann! I love the depth you achieved!

Ramona Davidson said...

I love the peacefulness that the painting provides. The colors work together wonderfully. Good one.

kazumiwannabe said...

Beautiful. There's an explosion of colors and light yet it's soothing and peaceful - exactly the effect I feel surrounded by real nature - you capture the feeling of nature wonderfully.

AutumnLeaves said...

A beautiful and wonderful quote by Breathnach, Ann.

This painting is really beautiful. It reminds me of a little town called Gardner where my daughter and her family used to live. A small and quaint little town surrounded by farm fields here in Illinois. This reminds me of someone's backyard, which backs right onto those fields. So not only aesthetically pleasing for me, Ann, but also gives rise to peaceful and contented thoughts for me. It doesn't get much better than that.

I love your dedication to the 100 paintings project. I love hearing your thoughts on how you've learned or grew as an artist through the project too!

Krista Meister said...

So glad to hear you're getting into a workable routine for your paintings. They are really coming along beautifully. I'm like you -- I'm painting about a month ahead of what it is being posted and keeping to a schedule of about 2 paintings a week.

Yay, Ann! Keeping going, girl.

Ann said...

Thanks everyone :-)


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