Don’t you just love a hot summer day, perhaps walking a trail that takes you into the distance with no one around as far as you can see? Ah, I love it! Landscape/fields have so much to offer – interesting things just waiting to be discovered, whoever said weeds aren’t gorgeous when the sunlight hits them.
My latest is a summer landscape that’s been warmed by the sun, has a little breeze and if you listen carefully, you’ll hear sounds of birds and insects filling the air. I can’t help but recall summertime during my childhood we would go to my Aunt’s house that had a large field behind her barn – it was those hot summer days when a distinct sweet smell of earth would fill me up as we walked the horse trails. Gosh I really loved it. The scene I painted reminds me of that wonderful time, the title “Summer Trail” (oil paste, 11×14). Enjoy summer!
The reference image was taken by Anja Mathes of pmp – while I cropped and flipped the image the essence was not been changed.
Thank you for taking time to like my latest post! Have a beautiful summer.
Thank you so much, it’s wonderful to see you again. Hope you enjoy your summer along the beautiful coast!
This is so lovely Mary. I love the leading line of the trail, having your eye and soul walk through the peaceful prairie.
I love hearing your thoughts through a viewers eyes – thank you!
Gorgeous work! I can feel the heat!
Thank you Jana, I really appreciate your kind comment. I was hoping the heat of summer would come through this piece! Thanks!
i can almost feel the climate and inhale the unique aromas of the countryside in summer. the climate is so different here, especially in ecuador (vs costarica) — it rarely gets hot,but it will get extremely dry by the end of the ‘dry’ season!
Excellent so glad! I love it when another artist can get close to the subject through a painting – how cool. I would expect it gets pretty humid in Ecuador, I’ll bet there is some gorgeous countryside to be discovered even in it’s dry season. Thanks so much!
Beautiful paiting !
Thank you Petronette – wonderful to hear from you!! Appreciate your comment my friend.
Mary, this is so warm and inviting, the grasses tossed about gently by a cool breeze. I could walk, listen to birds, take pictures, all the way to those distant hills where there is a nice cool river and deer getting a drink! Beautiful inspiring work
Hi Scott, thanks for your great narrative and comment. I’ve made a few changes to the painting and will post it to my seascape gallery early next week. I love it that you’ve been able to get involved in the scene – wonderful for an artist. Thanks!
This is wonderful, Mary!! I love it. 🙂
Hi Calee, thank you!! I really appreciate your comment!
Mary, this is a beautiful painting, I love the scenery the subject it is great.
Hi Doron, thank you for your wonderful comments – I’m so happy you enjoyed the painting!
Beautiful, Mary. I just want to stroll right into the scene. Thank you!
Thank you Jane, I really appreciate your kind comments. Oil Pastels really compliment scenes like this – thanks!
Such beauty Mary ! I feel I’ve just got up from a lazy picnic in the warmth and summer buzziness here , that long grass is brushing against my legs as I make my way through back to the stony track … to who knows where ….
Love your colouring and feel to this painting .
Thank you so much Poppy, your words have me want to meet you on the path to take a little stroll and see where it leads. Thank you for your colorful and generous comments!
What a lovely way to close my day!
So glad you enjoyed the painting Cyndi – thanks very much!
Mary this is a stunning work! I had to keep enlarging to enjoy the subtle color and gorgeous texture. Beautiful!
Oh Elena, you are a master and this comment is truly rewarding to receive! Thank you so much for your generous assessment and beautiful comments!
Yikes (typho fairy) I love this! Beautiful~
Ha – been one of those days for me as well!!
i love this! Beauyiful~
Thank you so much Cindy for your lovely comment.
Great painting. Us photographers definitely have lots to learn from you painters.
Such an amazing and generous comment, thank you Mark it means a lot. For me it’s been reverse, I’ve learned a tremendous amount from photographers – you see the subtleties in a subject and allow us to see through your eyes. This has helped me focus very differently when painting. Thank you!
You’ve captured the contrast of the quiet rustling of dry grass with the fragrance of a still-fresh, weedy path. Beautiful!
Yes, oh man you got it! Thanks so much for your great comment – there is nothing better for a painter than to know the viewer understands. You made my day!
Beautyful and it reminds me a Little about Van Gogh!!! 🙂
Oh my, such an awesome compliment – thank you! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate hearing from you. I love your blog, it’s great – how can I read it in English – so many times I’ve wanted to know what you wrote and then comment. Do you have a translator on it and I missed it? Thanks again ~
Thanks for your cute compliment, and I am really glad to hear it … I’m looking to start writing in my blog in English or have both a Swedish and an English translation for it is not the first time I’m asked ….
My English may not be perfect, but it can certainly understand and I get while practicing it and it’s never wrong!
Beautiful pastel, Mary!
Marina your words are like music to my ears – thank you so much for your most kind comment!!
It is MY pleasure!!! 🙂