Saturday, June 23, 2012

"Summer Green" Oil Painting

8x10, Oil on Canvas

Just got back from a lovely visit with family in Florida.  My husband's aunt lives on some of the most beautiful property filled with live oaks and green meadows.  The trees hold hanging moss from their thick twisting limbs.  It gives it a flowing feeling as they sway in the summer breeze.  Absolutely enchanting.

I spent everyday going to this little spot to paint the trees in th light.

We had a wonderful time swimming, playing with the kids and getting some opportunities like this to just enjoy the nature around us.

Friday, June 8, 2012

"Quiet Path" Oil Painting

4x6, Oil on Canvas

This is my small study for the bigger piece but wanted to try these shades of darker green and then softened it out.  I liked it and called it "Quiet Path" as it makes me want to take my time between the trees and just drink in the air, the smell of the leaves and the moisture.