"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Friday, September 9, 2011

Quiet Reflections

18x 48 x1 1/2 oil on hardboard -
No frame required for this painting the sides are painted black for a clean modern look.

A painting with both palette knife and brush work to get a nice effect of the smooth water and the textured grasses. This painting gives me a calm feeling and is one I can look at for a very long time and meditate on all the colors that are reflecting in the water. The golds from the trees in the distance reflecting catch my eyes in the pond and keep me in the water. 

I hope you can have a calm moment and reflect on all the good in your life.


Susie Galvin said...

Oh my gosh... This is just beautiful. Your colors are so outstanding!!! You are right, a peaceful feeling. I could reflect it's beauty a long time.. You ARE excellent with the palette knife, crisp and clear..Love it..

R Yvonne Colclasure said...

This turned out gorgeous!! Better enjoy looking at it, cause it won't be around very long if it is for sale. I LOVE it!!

Kathryn Grider said...

Thank you Susie, this painting is absolutely full of color! and I am glad that can get the feeling of it when you view it. It was certainly a fun painting for me.

Kathryn Grider said...

Hey Yvonne, Thank you! Since you saw the painting in the making it is great to hear you still like it after it is finished. It is for sale and of course I hope it isn't around the studio for long or it just might end up hanging in the house.

Michelle said...

WOW! I love how you incorporatd the paleete knife to capture the textures of the grass and you smoothed the water to make it look calm and serene. GREAT combination. I, also, LOVE the colors. I see the hues of fall, with a hint of winter in there (purplish and blue) I just love it!

Kathryn Grider said...

Thank you Michelle!!! The painting was a whole lot of fun and full of good memories of our day out with you guys.