Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance – by Charles Lindbergh
The Field, an acrylic painting (9″ x 6″), was done on a gesso prepared hardboard using Liquitex and Golden brand acrylics. I tried out Princeton Select “Deerfoot” brushes (sort of like mini-mop brushes) to blend the clouds. I discovered I was also able to lay down many layers of paint that allowed a fuller body to the cloud structure giving nice depth. These brushes stood up well to the task and in the end held their shape. I love them.
I started this painting with a specific end in mind, but trust me when I say, the piece had a mind of its own. What was to be a quiet brook with a figure standing at the bank, turned out to be one large expansive field leading the viewer right to a mountain range. As the elements developed, the more satisfied I became – I had that ah-ha moment. Sometimes you have to go with the flow and allow a painting to take you where it leads. The final piece actually brought a calm and peaceful feel to the scene – I knew this is where I was suppose to be.
I don’t know about you, but my summer and fall months flew by – it’s time to say hello again to my wordpress friends. I hope you are well. Thank you for stopping by ~
Now there’s a place I wouldn’t mind being now Mary 🙂 Lovely trees and peaceful scene and Derrick is so right !
Those ah-ha moments are very precious but wonderful to work with .
Love your comment and am so glad that you enjoyed this painting Poppy – wouldn’t you love to just step into the scene and get lost wandering around. I am smiling through your comment – love the ah-ha moments when they come. Have a wonderful weekend and again, welcome back!!
Thanks so much Mary 😘
I hope you’ll be able to post more as and when 🙂
Hi Bette, wonderful to see you. Thank you so much for your kind comment!!
My pleasure, Mary! I love your art… Christmas and New Year Blessings, my fiend.
Hello Mary. I know what you mean when you said that the piece had a mind of its own. I think this is the most rewarding part of the creative process. The fact that sometimes the result is not what you had in mind when you started, but something that was “born” during the creative process. Have a great day!
Thank you for your comment – you are absolutely right. I was happy with the final painting, just a nice surprise at the turn of events. Have a wonderful week.
A wonderful week to you too, Mary!
Nice to see you back, Mary
Thank you so much Graham – I really appreciate it.
Great to see you again and your beautiful paintings, Mary! Love the layers! 🙂 xoxo
Wonderful to see you Marina – thank you so much for leaving such a nice comment and for noticing the layers! Hope you are well and looking forward to seeing your latest creations. Thank you again my dear friend.
So am I! Have a lovely Sunday! xoxo
Obviously in a good place, Mary 🙂 🙂 Long may it continue! Wishing you a wonderful festive season.
Yes and thank you my friend.
Thank you so much Kendall!
Enlarging this is pleasantly revealing of your lovely technique
Hello Derrick, great to see you. I enjoyed your comment – thank you so much. Please say hello to Jackie. Looking forward to seeing your garden photographs from over the summer and fall months.
That’s good, Mary. It was good to see you back. Jackie was pleased.
Thank you Jackie, and you too Derrick!
Nice to see you back with such a lovely painting Mary 😊
Thank you so much Elaine- I appreciate it! Happy to be back.
Beautiful piece, Mary. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.
Wonderful to see you Jill. Thank you so much! I have been thinking about you, hope you are well. Merry Christmas to you and your family. When things settle down maybe we can catch up.
We will definitely do that, Mary. Merry Christmas!
Beautiful painting as ususal Mary. Wishing you a Merry Christmas….
Thank you for visiting and leaving such a warm comment. Merry Christmas to you as well, best wishes for a wonderful new year.
Such a beautiful and engaging painting Mary! I really liked hearing about your process. Thank you for sharing your work.
Hi Catherine, great to hear from you – thank you so much for your kind words, love your description of it. I’ve been absent for quite a while and looking forward to seeing your latest paintings.
Warm, inviting and intriguing.
So happy to see another of your wonderful paintings.
Now that summer has flown by (so has the fall) will you be around more? I’m always thrilled to see another Mary painting!
So great to see you Resa – I’ve missed your graffiti findings and amazing gown creations! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a beautiful comment. I’m really going to try to be on wordpress a bit more – it has been difficult these past months. Plus I haven’t had time to paint, this piece was done in September. But close to a new year, time to make some reasonable new year resolutions that I will be able to manage. I hope you are well and I’m looking forward to seeing what you have been up too.
Yay! I always look forward to your paintings. I finished a new Art Gown, but it’s dark as dark can be all day, then it’s night. That makes it difficult for me to take shots. SO, they say Thursday we could have some sun.
LOL! Holding my breath.
I am looking forward to seeing your latest creation! Always a wonderful treat ~
Thank you for popping by, Mary!
Absolutely beautiful! Would so love to own a piece of your work. It touches my heart. Hope you and Rich are well. Let me know if any works come available for purchase.
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What an awesome surprise Martha!! We were just wondering how you have been. Thank you so much for checking in and leaving such a wonderful comment, and so appreciate your compliment w/re to purchasing. I still have not sold any paintings, but if I ever get to that point I’ll let you know. We hope you and Bill are doing well also – you have made my day! What a great surprise!
It’s lovely,Mary, so serene and comforting. I love that little fence.
Oh my, thank you Patricia for your kind words and taking the time to wander about the painting!!
So nice to see this new work, but I can only see it on my phone not the best to appreciate art! I’ll come back in a few days in front of my computer! I m sure I’ll enjoy it more!
You are so kind Robert – thank you for your gracious comment. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.
Wow, beautiful Mary 😊
Lovely to see you again Rexlin – thank you for your wonderful comment. So glad you enjoyed the painting.
You too, Mary 😊
That’s so beautiful Mary. Hugs, Holly
Wonderful to see you Holly – thank you as always for your kind words, means a lot. I can only imagine how much writing you’ve gotten done since I last visited your blog. Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up too!
What a great way to stop by – letting us enjoy your beautiful art work. You have skills, lady. 🙂
Thank you so much Judy, I’m so glad to see you. Can’t tell you how much I appreciate your comment and compliment. Been wondering how cold is it up in your area – saw on the news that you all got clobbered with lots of pretty white snow?!
Mary, it’s a sea of white out there. NH got between 4-32″. I’m happy we were at the 13″ mark.
😳 13″ oh my and winter has just gotten under way.
Just beautiful Mary 💕💚
Hi Karen, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. Great to see you again.