Landscape paintings showing distance always hold a special appeal to me.  The view seems to draw me right into the scene and especially when distance hills has a mist in the air.

This scene is cropped from a larger field-side image that had all the perfect elements I was looking for to draw the viewer to the edge and “Beyond,”  thus the name of this oil pastel painting.

My way of inserting a little peace into our troubled world today, hope you enjoy.

Beyond Oil Pastel, 8x10

Oil Pastel, 8×10

Reference image was from photographer, Werner Bauer of pmp.

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16 Responses to Beyond

  1. artscottnet says:

    Such depth, absolutely beautiful! I’d like to walk from here all the way to those distant hills, taking pictures, breathing deep all that fresh air.

  2. I can smell the crispness in the air here. The freshness of the grass, the rustling of the tree leaves. So beautiful!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Emily, thank you so much – I love to hear how the painting touches you. This was a little sliver of beauty and was glad I could capture it with oil pastels!!

  3. Divad says:

    Love this Mary! Beautiful! Very natural… (Also, I didn’t see any of your works on my newsfeed…So, maybe have to check why that is happening…)… Just visited your blog and found your new work…

    • Mary says:

      Hi Divad, thank you for your beautiful comments on Beyond. If you have not found my posts in your Reader, please unfollow my blog and then re-follow. Working with WordPress Staff we figured out that something happened to my subscription and if you unfollow and re-follow it seems to correct the situation and my blogs should be back in your Reader. Thank you for letting me know, it’s a frustrating aspect of blogsphere – I think!

  4. violetski says:

    This is so beautiful Mary!
    Love it❤ colors are fantastic❤

  5. Petronette says:

    Beautiful paiting !
    Love the colors and the atmosperish (?) perspective. (The depth you have created with colors.)

    • Mary says:

      HI Petronette, thank you for your wonderful comments – I love the deep colors that shadows can give to a scene. This one had so many fun elements to work with. I’m glad you enjoyed the painting!!!

  6. Your dept of field is amazing! Beautiful!

  7. I love it!!! Beautiful colours and depth in this painting! 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Hi Calee, thank you! The distance caught my attention while deciding what to paint and I just fell in love with the scene. Thanks so much – glad you liked it!

  8. you captured such softness in this painting. photography is for me what painting is for you…takes us away to another place my friend. Happy weekend to you.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Laurie, thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Yes I agree, this piece had me thinking of far and away places as I was painting – loving every minute of it. Thanks so much – hope you have a great weekend too!

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