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, December 11, 2011

STORMY SKY IN THE GRAPEVINE


Pastel11 1/2 x 19 3/4 inch, St Germain


Notes
Didn't have enough pastel paper left for the whole scene,
so I focused on the sky in this painting
with a late aftenoon sun and long shadows
When I paint a scene like this,
I'm there on the top of these hills,
and in the shadow s of these trees


a landscape or city scape
without getting the exact feeling/mood,
is a shell without a soul. 

23 comments:

Linda Starr said...

oh my former home in California has so many of those grapevine scapes.

Betsy Grant said...

This is wonderful. It seems you even captured a face in the clouds.

DawnTreader said...

It's a lovely painting!
Merry Christmas to you Jeannette.

Betsy Grant said...

One of the things I love about your paintings is the love that comes through. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be nearly as enchanted by the actual experience of this scene as I am by your painting of it.

forgetmenot said...

Jeanette,Lovely painting--you do such a nice job. I hope you post more frequently--I'd love to see more of your work. Happy New Year. Mickie ;)

icedgurl said...

trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!

cheers!
..TREK..

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pic! - thanks that my photos are reminding you to vincent. what a honor for me :)

Life Ramblings said...

what a wonderful painting. lovely colours and textures.

Esther Joy said...

My mom's roots were from the Netherlands, so I guess mine are too, although I was born in Canada and transplanted to the states when I was only 10. I absolutely LOVE your header painting! Awesome work!

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Very nice painting and colors.

SandyCarlson said...

This is a touching post. Thank you.

Marmsk said...

The clouds are so well captured!

MarieElizabeth said...

This is a place I would want to visit with a cup of tea and a book.

Beth Niquette said...

I have tried pastels--I have NO idea how you are able to do this amazing piece in pastels...wow.

Marmsk said...

Beautifully painted.

Jenny said...

Oh wow. This is really astonishing.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful art work, you have captured the quality of the limpid sky quite wonderfully!

NatureFootstep said...

this is very appealing. :)

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Very nice pastel!
Great work on the clouds and the trees! Bravo!

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Pierre BOYER said...

Interesting...
Best regards,

Pierre

Joyful said...

Beautiful!

estetik said...

Great post thanks man! Kind regards Pino
Estetik

Laloofah said...

I am no artist. I dabble and doodle. But I am of the opinion that clouds are deceptively difficult to recreate, and that you did a wonderful job! I wish I could have hired you to paint clouds on a ceiling in the guest bath of our former house - I decorated it to look like a forest glade, and the only thing it lacked was those clouds. :-)

I love your gentle landscapes - this one is really a beauty, I find it very appealing. You should consider sharing it on SkyWatch Friday!