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!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

PORTNER'S SHED -First watercolor 20 YEARS AGO

my bare beginnings of the small oil...
of a fun-filled weekend in Big Bear Lake at 9000 feet: 
a girl from a flat land in the mountains.
Get the whole story and pics of the painting on my main blog on Wednesday

A comeback to art after 20 years.
First time in water color
A new rendition in oil (because I could not find my original after our move)
Decision which kind of  background to focus on:
bare or more natural

©  11 x 14 Oil, Portner's Shed, St. Germain

-the shed is on a slight incline
-what was so effortless in watercolor (the snow covered branches)
was the most challenging for me in oil!
See the double doors are slightly opened?
- had to tweak the sun rays on the doors several times:)

-Almost finished
sorry for the color distortion!
In reality the white is more white
and the yellow in the tree 
on the left is a brighter yellow