Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Blue skies smilin' at me

Blue Skies
oil on canvas
6 x 6 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Nothin' but blue skies do I see. It was time for a change here. So yesterday I played with making a new header and tried on various color schemes for size. I wanted to move away from my safe beige. To a color that says, "Aaahhhh". Surprisingly, it was the deeper tones that showed off the art work better than the more pale colors. Yet pale is so much safer in matters such as this. Or unassuming anyway. Which is my usual tactic. So I am not entirely committed to this new look. Or to the new header. That's a work in progress also. Please let me know what you all think. Does this new look feel calm and comfortable? Is it a refreshing change? Or does it get in your way?

Pictured above is #39 of my 100 painting project. A view of the sky on a summer day as seen from my back yard.

18 comments:

Lucia B. said...

I like your new header, with its vivid colours it's nicely different from most of the other headers that one sees on the web. I also approve the idea of keeping a soft background, this gives the right evidence to your artworks.

Leslie Hawes said...

What a beautiful painting!

Alex said...

Beautiful sky! And I've always been fascinated by clouds formation, and this is exactly why ^^
Love the new layout too!

Lynn said...

I like the new look, Ann. The blue is soothing, and the header is very eyecatching. Nice changes.

PAMO said...

Aaahhhh! I love your new color and header! Well- I loved the old one too, but I like change. (I need to consider doing that for my blog eventually.)
And your painting...Aaahhhh! Beautiful!

AutumnLeaves said...

I love the new look, Ann. The colors are absolutely perfection and calm and serene are the magic words. A perfect backdrop for your stunning paintings of nature in all its glory. The header is beautiful too!

I can't tell you how often I look up to see similar vistas as you've painted here. I often find myself wishing I was on a plane going somewhere amazing too! And of course, that you have my beloved trees framing the bottom...just makes this perfect in my eyes!

padmaja said...

I loved you sky, amazing how well you have brought out the charm that the hues of the sky offers us by making that as the main subject.

Cathy Holtom said...

Yes I did say aahh when I came onto your blog, I really like the header and I think the colour blue goes well with your work.
You also did a fantastic job on the sky painting.

Teresa said...

The painting is just beautiful. Makes me want to go outside and enjoy nature (as soon as it cools down!).

Re: new header and colors for blog... love it!! Done tastefully, with a clean, fresh feel. It's a keeper!

Yevgenia Watts said...

I like the new look. Of course, this slightly grayed-out blue is one of my favorite colors, so...I'm biased ;)

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

I find the new look very complimentary to your work.
The new header's working real well too. Love Blue Skies!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Ann, I can't believe I haven't been by in such a long time! I like your painting and new look; most appropriate! Lovely!

raena said...

Changing up the blog is a little like rearranging the furniture, isn't it! I do love to rearrange the furniture! The changes look great. The blue does make your pictures seem crisper for some reason. And that is a lovely painting!

Ralph said...

I agree with all said above I do like the new header. I also love the painting of the clouds. Thank you again.

Ann said...

Thank you all so much for your comments on my new look and my painting :-) Yep. I think I will keep it this way for a while. I am liking the change. You all are the best!

Dan Kent said...

Stunning painting! That is a sky!! I've seen people try to paint skies, and they have done nothing for me. But this is beautiful.

Like the new header too.

Anais said...

Love paintings and drawings about sky, and I think it's difficult always to achieve a good result. You achieved it. Fantastic!

bendelachanal said...

Beautiful painting of sky and clouds.
Clouds are interesting subject and yours are so alive.

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