Thursday, February 16, 2012

Raven's Ridge

Raven's Ridge
watercolor on 140lb Kilimanjaro cp
6.5 x 9 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky
 
Another watercolor inspired by an old photo, taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Raven's Ridge Overlook. One of my favorite Parkway views. I love it when you can see the cloud shadows on the mountains. I have to tell you though, that I am taking quite a few liberties with color interpretation from these photos, and really enjoying the process. However, I have no idea where I am going with these watercolors. They don't fit in with my current plans for colored pencil drawings. I just can't find a tidy category in which to place them in the whole scheme of my art. In a way, they are distant cousins to my oil paintings. Am I allowed to change media for my painting project? For now, I think I'll just allow the paintings to give me direction. I'm okay with that.

9 comments:

Jennifer Edwards said...

Oh for those days of color!! Beautiful painting Ann! I enjoy visiting your blog for little glimpses of home.:)

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

In the old days (or so I've read) Oil painters took their watercolors out in the field to do the studies that became large oil paintings in the studio. I LOVE your watercolors and hope you keep doing them.

Nicky said...

Ann .vivid and beautiful color.it's full of energy.it makes me want to sit there and have some picnic.

Barbara B said...

I enjoy your watercolors very much. These colors are so rich and bright. Beautiful painting!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I love these beautiful colors and such a beautiful scene too! To my mind, certain planned pieces just feel right for oils, and others feel right for watercolors or pencils. I always go with my gut. My next piece will be an oil, even though I don't work in oil often. It just seems the right thing to do for the subject. All your work is beautiful, Ann, so I suspect any medium is the right way to go for you.

Alex said...

Such a beautiful drawing of a breathtaking view. It totally reminds me of scenes in Arizona(eventhough I've never been there but I've seen pictures of a friend who lives there now and it's awesome!)
Thanks for your comments Ann, and yeah ChunOn is the cuter boy in the family ^^

bettyfromtexas said...

GORGEOUS colors, Ann!! This is superb!!!

Cathy Holtom said...

Beautiful colours and I think you should just follow where your inspiration takes you no matter which media.

Dan Kent said...

Really cool - so geometric. Love the colors! I remember driving on that road - breathtaking.

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