Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Gold Water Plants and Reflections" Landscape

Original oil, 6"x8.5"
in classic custom frame
©2011 Diana Moses Botkin


Plein air events are a challenge in many ways. Simply finding a good spot off the road to paint awhile is the first challenge.

What to look for in the available landscape that will make an interesting painting? I liked the contrasts in this scene, especially the glowing water plants in the morning sunlight with the complementary colors reflected in the water.


Susan Roux said...

It looks very striking here. I'm not sure what you added to it, but it seems the right strokes!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Susan, thank you. I reworked the silhouette of the mountains to adjust previous repetitive forms and I worked on the trees some for the same reason.

Maybe I should've done a before and after photo!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful painting, Diana. Perfect shadows and the reflections are awesome!!!