Into the Woods

I love wooded paths and especially if there’s sunlight and shadow.  As an artist, I’m always on the lookout for interesting light patterns within a landscape and all the better if the scene has a path.  It’s then that the light comes alive playing across a dirt path or as it touches the leaves on a tree.  If a certain place has these points, then I’ve got the makings for a good painting.  Winding pathways always adds interest for me because there’s an air of mystery, what’s beyond the point of the path that I can’t see . . . I like creating my story.

I recently came across an image that photographer Robyn Lovelock (of pmp) had taken of a special place in Victoria.  It had all the right ingredients and I couldn’t resist.  Here is my interpretation using oil pastels . . .

Into the Woods

Into the Woods






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4 Responses to Into the Woods

  1. Charissa says:

    Love this one and really love the idea of painting from a photograph. Thanks for stopping by my blog, which allowed me to find yours.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Charissa: Thank you so much for commenting. I love painting from photo images. There are differing opinions out there on this, but in the end (at least for me) it’s one more place for me to explore with my oil pastels.

  2. Beautiful representation!
    I was curious about your post, so I looked up the photographer and by coincidence realized what PMP meant! (paint my photo) This is a great website. I just joined.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Patricia: Thanks so much for commenting! The painting had its challenges, but I hung in there and glad I did.

      PMP is a great resource for images from professional photographers. Only restriction is that any painting that you post must be from one of the posted images on pmp. Let me know if you have any questions.

      Looking forward to seeing more of your art. Thanks again – Mary

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