"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Misty Spring Days

12x16 oil on linen

Gosh, has it really been a month since I last posted? I have been painting a lot this winter and have gotten quite picky I suppose, it seems that nothing is turning out "just right" and this is one of those paintings! My reference photo is of a gorgeous place and the day was cold and misty with a touch of sun peaking through every once in a while. When I paint landscapes in the studio I use my own photo's but after the idea is cast I focus on what I remember of the day while I was there. It was such a quiet peaceful day! Hope you can see that in this piece.

Here's what it will look like framed! 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day.


R Yvonne Colclasure said...

Oooh! I can feel the cold little drops on my face. I can hear the silence and feel the peaceful solitude. Very nice, frame is gorgeous on it, now don't pick up your palette knife, okay? :)

Kathryn Grider said...

Thanks Yvonne!...:) LOL..it's so hard to fight that knife urge!

Michelle said...

very peaceful! Your horses turned out wonderful too!

Susie Galvin said...

This is a wonderful painting..It really does look calming and cool and peaceful...Well worth the wait..

Kathryn Grider said...

Thank you Susie and Michelle, I am glad to read your feelings of calm are just what I was aiming for.
P.S. The neighbor LOVED the horse portraits!

kgrider03 said...

i LOVE this. i feel the peace and silence too, so you must have nailed it! keep up the good work!!

Kathryn Grider said...

Thank you Katrina! I appreciate your comments, thanks for visiting my blog