Tuesday, January 5, 2016

this new year

Landscape Study IV
watercolor
6 x 6 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Heading into this new year I am continuing with these small landscape studies. This painting is inspired by a view looking up toward Thunder Hill on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's a spot where, if you hike to the top, you are rewarded with a nearly 360 degree view of the mountains. I liked the direction of the path in this scene, as it appears and then disappears over the rise of the hill. which seemed to make it a good metaphor for the start of a new year.

6 comments:

Celia Blanco said...

Really love it, especially the shapes the path creates. I hope you have a wonderful year!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice study :) Do you freehand these or have some lines to go by?

Ann said...

Thank you Celia! I hope your new year is wonderful as well!

Ann said...

Thank you Jennifer! Nope, I go straight in with paint on these, using light washes at first then building up the darker values.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

brave :) I don't have the skill to do that with watercolour, i just make a big mess if i do lol

Laura Moore said...

Ann Your paintings are always so inspiring with gorgeous colour palette choices. Enjoy 2016.

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