This header is a pastel painting I did in 2009 is of a place in the Netherlands, my country of origin, after a photo shot by Dick Witte.

Some of the painters who have influenced me:
Mondriaan, Hopper
O"Keefe, Weyeth
Singer Sargent
van Gogh, Rembrandt
Picasso, Escher

Since this is my second blog page, it generally takes me longer (sometimes very long) to reply to your comments, but I do read and love them!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

HALF DOME - Pastel of Mountain in Yosemite National Park

© Half Dome, 12 x 18, Pastel, St. Germain

NOTES
It is said that historically the right part (known as Half Dome) 
was connected to the mountain on the left
This pastel I painted a few years ago. It is the most painted mountain 
in Yosemite National Park, California.
The pic of this mountain you can see in my travel log I'm doing this week on my main page

© Half Dome, Watercolor, St.Germain

A few  years before the pastel painting I did this watercolor rendition of Half Dome. 
Which one do you like more?

12 comments:

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. What a difficult question. I think I prefer the watercolour...but, really, I like them both.

PhotoVigor said...

Wow..you do these paintings??
Incredible, wonderful. I love the
A MEMORY OF POLAND, the sunflowers.

Cheers.. :)

jeannette said...

EG Wow,
Thanks for stopping by and look at the paintings! I know, actually not fair to ask, since they're both a very different style and medium:)

PhotoVigor,
Painting is my passion, but I realize that it's not everybody's cup of teas, so that's why I do both!
It's very interesting, that wherever I come, the men like the sunflowere more than the women!

The Muse said...

The watercolour is so...
ethereal.

I would have to choose one, but gosh, they are both lovely!

neetzy said...

Hi Jeannette,
Its been a while since I stopped by. I like the watercolor the best. I think because of the mysterious, ethereal feel you have going there. The pastel is very warm and solid. I've been up to Yosemite twice. The first time is was bright and sunny. The second time somewhat obscured by smoke.

jeannette said...

the Muse,
that's what I dream of watercolors should be - but unfortunately my brush does not always wants to cooperate with me:)
How are things with you now?

Neetzy,
It's okay, I know you had a few big things going on:) About the watercolor, idem ditto as what I replied to the Muse.

About Half Dome, I rather paint it than hike it, as hubby did four times (a grueling 6 hour climb -not my cup of tea).
Smoke - was that one of the times that there was a fire? or clouds?

baili said...

wow your fingers are amazing dear speaks behind your beautiful mind,you are so lucky ,i wish i can draw what i see in wide imaginary world which seems extremely real to me some time ,thanks for kind visit and words take care

Doowmée said...

Answers on my blog? I love yours "aquarelles"
I come back in two days !
I leave i am in late ...
Doow

jeannette said...

Baili,
Thank you for the "follow"!
I'm thankful each one of us has been given at least one way to express ourselves -yours is definitely with poetic words!

Doowmee, Thank you Friend! Do you realize that the one on top is a pastel (like chalk)? I first paint a watercolor, and on top I put soft pastels.
Have a great time and see you back soon!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

your paintings are gorgeous. just beautiful. I am glad you are enjoying the Sedona photos on my website.

jeannette said...

Julie,
Thank you for the "follow"! And today I actually read your profile and saw we have something in common: travel! I am Dutch, and 20+ years ago I came here with hubby and kids to study...and am still here:)

dutchbaby said...

I'll join the chorus and say that I like the watercolor too.