**Image of painting was updated and re-posted within the body of this post.
An extremely talented member – photographer, David Smith, of an online artist community that I belong to has recently passed. So for this months challenge, as a tribute to honor his memory, they are having painters base a painting from one of his photographs.
This is my oil pastel I submitted today for the challenge, titled: At the End of the Day
Firstly, what a wonderful tribute to David Smith; I’m not familiar with his work, but I will take time to look him up. When I look at this painting, I feel an overwhelming calm, a true peace, watching the birds, I can hear crickets! Splendid. I am truly inspired by your work ~Scott
Thank you Scott for your kind comments on the painting and w/re to David Smith. His scene just called out to be painted in rich oil pastels – thanks so much! Mary
Thank you so much – I really appreciate it!
’twas well deserved
Oh, I don’t usually see to many of your paintings in the nautical arena! Tarzan would love this♥♥
Hi Laurie, thanks so much for your wonderful comment – would love for Tarzan to see it!
A sense of an ending here Mary …muted and dignified . Lovely
You always know the perfect things to write about my paintings. Your comment Poppy is beautiful, thank you! Mary
The passing of somebody we know is always tinged with sadness and is a time of for reflection – your painting is a fitting tribute.
Hi Stephen, thank you so much for your lovely comment. He was a wonderful photographer and many artists on the site that I belong painted one of his photographs – it really was a remarkable tribute. His family will be overwhelmed by the response, I’m sure. Mayr
Lovely lighting in this! Good luck!!
Hi Cyndi, thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Don’t you love sunsets – very calming to watch the wonderful colors lay like satin across the Land and Sea!
Beautiful painting !
I can feel the silence and rest it is giving me.
Hi Petronette, thank you! Hope whenever you feel a need for some quiet time that you let the painting help you get there. Mary
Beautiful work, Mary!
Hi Dawn, thank you very much for your wonderful feedback!!
Gorgeous painting! It’s so meaningful…
Hi Mamie, so nice to hear from you! Thank you for your very kind comments on the painting, glad you enjoyed it.
Too beautiful…Excellent works!!!
Hi Rexlin, I really appreciate your comment, it means a lot to hear from everyone! Thanks ~
This is great, Mary!! I love the warm light and the calm mood in this painting!
Hi Calee, thanks so much for your wonderful comments!!! You described exactly how I felt when I first saw the photographers photo – it captured such a beautiful scene.
A very expressive, beautiful piece Mary. It certainly contains that golden end of day feel. A heart felt tribute.
Hi Elena, thank you!! I really appreciate your wonderful comments. I just updated the post with a new photograph of the painting. My first was so awful with really bad lighting, so I’m hopeful it reads better. Thanks again, Mary
This is so beautiful Mary!
Love soft colors . Feel relax ❤
Hi Violet, thank you so much! When I first saw the scene, that’s what I thought – wow, such a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Glad you liked it!
Gorgeous interpretation! Good luck!
Hi Patricia, thank you so much for your feedback – I really appreciate it! So nice having you back!
Oh this is so lovely. I love the soft evening colors and the boat resting after a wonderful day on the water.
Thank you so much Emily, it was an honor painting this scene – in honor of a great photographer. I can see why he loved this place. My only problem is I’m not able to get a good shot with my camera – it’s showing up with more light centered in the sky than what’s really there in the painting. I’m going to try taking another photograph tomorrow and if better will post it in the “Seascape” gallery.
Beautiful painting and a lovely tribute
Thank you, your comment is really appreciated! Mary