Friday, January 23, 2015

"Grace" Oil Pastel

Oil Pastel, 5.5 x 5.5"
$45 plus shipping 

Hello, Watchers!  This painting represents for me a breakthrough process.  I am excited and thrilled actually at how this one came together!

I painted it on my lunch hour today from a scene I saw hours earlier on the way to work this early morning. No reference photo. It makes me very happy to have created from my mind's eye, memory only! A very freeing process...

In real life, the blues of the trees of this painting are much richer and the orange is lighter, calmer, and not so contrasty--the orange knows its place in the real painting.  

I am using Picasa to edit these OPs and am about ready to decide to keep this new computer.   When I decide for certain, I will move my Photoshop Elements license to this computer and then hopefully do a better job of photo-editing.

Anyhow,  thanks for being here to hear about my breakthrough...and to all my artist friends, Happy Painting!

10 comments:

Jerry Stocks said...

Wow, this is sooooo beautiful.

Meredith Adler said...

Hey, thanks, Jerry!!!

Bhavani said...

Beautiful light in this Meredith. First light(when I am up to catch it) and last light are my favorite moments.

Sharon L. Graves said...

As I scrolled down the photo of the painting I thought, I love the trees, and then I read the post. Great job.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Bhavani! First light is amazing, and I am up to see it every day :-)

Thanks, Sharon! Watchers, I am entertained lately by Sharon's telling me her thoughts upon scrolling through posts!!

Mary Schiros said...

This is wonderful, you painted not just a memory and location, you painted a concept. Great work!

Joan Tavolott said...

Nicely done with the ops! I'm going to see if I can go back and see a few more of yours from the challenge.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks for coming over, Mary, I have been thinking of you and will head over to your blog to catch up.

Thanks for your wonderful comment, Joan, I appreciate your checking out my blog, and so glad to meet you during the challenge...you watercolor skies are beautiful!!

carol edan said...

Really great that you can paint from your minds eye.... a real gift...
Beautiful painting with the hope of new day!

Meredith Adler said...

Carol, I only hope I can ever do it again...and thanks for the compliment on the painting!

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