Friday, June 27, 2008

Landscapes

I was emailed and asked if I did any other type of painting besides the series I'm now working on for the Pumpkin Ball. Well, yes I do some other painting, primarily landscapes because if you live in Nebraska it is all about the land and sky. Most people experience our state traveling on Interstate 80 so they have a misconception that the state is very flat...the Interstate is in a river valley (the Platte River) which flooded for hundreds, oh heck, thousands of years so what is seen by car is a huge flood plain. You travel 5 miles north or south and you have rolling hills that the early travelers on the Oregon Trail got lost in while hunting game. It is beautiful land with endless skies...we just don't want everyone else to know that. Shhhhhhhh



This painting is 12"x16", acrylic on stretched canvas, and is worked from a photograph of the Loup River taken from the St. Michael's bridge. This photograph really makes the painting come off looking flat, but I don't have time today to take a new one. Now be kind...this was one of several landscapes I did after a hiatus from canvas painting of 25 years.
I have two new heads sculpted and a third started so I am off to create!!
Have a great weekend!
Laurie

7 comments:

sheila said...

Whoa, let me catch my breath. That is stunning.

Marie Patterson Studio said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I don't see it as flat at all! I wish that I had ability to paint like that!!!!
Can't wait to see your sculptures!

~dani~ said...

I swear I thought it was a photograph!

Kim Hardt Originals said...

I think it is beautiful. I feel like Dani it looks like a photograph from years past. Great job though.

Have a great weekend sculpting. I will be painting my bedroom this weekend. Sounds like you will have more fun than me.

Kim

janell berryman artist-owner said...

I am with Dani on that... I too thought it was a photograph. I like that it flows from front to back. I like that it makes me feel like I am a part of the water. Your pretty darn awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Hardin said...

Boy, you guys know how to make a person feel good!!! Now you have me thinking I need to get the other Loop River painting done for Colin!! Oops, hope he doesn't read this!!

Laurie

Carolee said...

WOW...Absolutely stunning!!

~ Carolee