Tuesday, December 13, 2005

november mist

Never was a painting more hard won. I'm a pretty fast painter, but I've been sweating over this average-sized 20" x 24" one for more than a week. I figure it's symbolic: if I can nail this one, then the rest of the paintings for January's landscape show will come more easily. Nice theory; practice remains to be seen.

15 Comments:

Blogger carla said...

I really admire your landscapes. This one is simple in one way but so intricate in another...there's something about all those bare branches and the pattern they create. It also looks as if the grass and branches seem to become one as they meet. It's beautiful. Good luck with the rest...how many are you doing?

13/12/05 3:46 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

I really love this! I love the colours and of course the subject matter. I was surprised you are having a hard time, I am too! Is it this time of year? Great work, Andrea I hope you are right!

13/12/05 4:29 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Andrea
This is beautiful! you nailed it allright.
Now the rest will be easier.
Go for more walks to clear your head then come back and paint. You will be surprised.

13/12/05 7:42 PM  
Blogger kyknoord said...

It's a good thing you managed to see it through. This one is amazing.

13/12/05 9:52 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

beautiful style!! Love the painting!

14/12/05 12:41 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Carla: I'm not sure how many I'll do. Maybe 6 of these (only one more of this size) and a series of drawings. I needed the feedback, everyone, so thanks. I get so close to my work that I often have no idea how well it turned out until a few weeks later when I'm far enough removed from it.

14/12/05 10:03 AM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

I keep returning to look at this and every time expecting mountains to come into focus in the background. This is beautiful Andrea.

14/12/05 11:25 AM  
Blogger christina said...

It's breathtaking. So rich in color. One can sense the cold, and yet it's not bleak. I especially love the tangle of lines that make up the branches. You have such talent. SUCH talent. When I move and get all settled, I'll have to buy one of your pieces to hang in my livingroom. It's rare I so fiercely covet art--but I do yours. :)

14/12/05 11:41 AM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

It's absolutely perfect. This is the kind of November I would like to have here. Moody but not sad. I have such cooool feelings when I look at it! Thanks!

14/12/05 3:42 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

There's a chance this one might be used for the show's invitation so it must've been all the good vibes sent my way. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

14/12/05 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful and outstanding - I really like the style you have developed, it conveys the landscape in a different manner. The composition is great as well.

Detlef
http://www.detlefjumpertz.com

15/12/05 2:28 AM  
Blogger Urban Convert said...

Really worth the effort you expended. I'm just liking your art and more.

15/12/05 6:54 AM  
Blogger LDahl said...

Well, this just sings! Painter!!!
A gut level one, spot on and beautiful. The larger view is very tasty in its details. You rock!!!!!!!!!

18/12/05 7:21 PM  
Blogger Nabeel said...

i like it .. why is there so much grass when there are no leaves on the tree? would snow be a better choice?

24/12/05 11:53 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Nabeel: There is plenty of green, green grass (this isn't even green) here in winter, many leafless trees, and not much snow!

24/12/05 11:58 AM  

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