Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mount Nemo - finished

Mount Nemo, finished version

detail from Mount Nemo

original Mount Nemo, a work in progress

Okay, so this is the latest incarnation of Mount Nemo from last week. I was unhappy with the green strip along the bottom (above). I felt it didn't relate to the rest of the painting. Laurie, my instructor at last week's plein air workshop, suggested I paint it a brilliant orange, like the swaths I had painted just below mid-way. I took her advice and I love it! It's bold to be sure, but I really am loving how it works with the rest of the painting!
acrylic / 30" x 40"

15 comments:

martinealison said...

Un très joli paysage. Une force de couleurs indéniable qui me plaît beaucoup ... Gros bisous;

graziano tessarolo said...

very very nice!!!

Virginia Floyd said...

Wow, I love it! Your instructor was right. That field of orange just makes this painting pop!

Julia Hacker said...

Hi Kim .
I think you made a great decision. That orange made the painting stand out from many,many landscapes I ever saw. I just love it looks very contemporary .

carolyn cobb art said...

as much as I love the orange, I love the turquoise sky even more.
unique painting. it all just works,
and that is what its all about!
wonderful painting.

Nancy Colella said...

WOW! What great advice! Love what you are doing with these landscapes. The orange jsut makes that painting POP!

Kim said...

Thank you! I appreciate that!

Carrie'sCreations said...

These are fabulous!! That orange is awesome!! Just gorgeous Kim!! You've done everything right. It's well balanced, dynamic and full of energy!

Anita Tresslar said...

Very bold and beautiful painting. You took a big step in changing the color and it paid off.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Love this!!! Great values, strong colors, just the right amount of detail! I will never look at mount Nemo the same!

Carole Baker said...

Kim, Thank you so much for the encouragement. You are so right. I do feel like I've gotten over the hump and am seeing and painting better today. I love Mt Nemo and Carson's Field.

AutumnLeaves said...

Kim you have a unique and beautiful style with an amazing eye for color! Glad Bruce sent me over to visit!

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Amazing colors! such a magical beauty!

Jerry Stocks said...

These colors are fantastic. I love everything about this painting.

Gwen Bell said...

This is stunning! Love those colors!