Saturday, September 14, 2013

Day Fourteen: Alemada Wetland I SOLD

Alemada Wetland I
Little Gem
6x8 oil on canvas, mounted 
Because the flight path for migrating birds follows the Rio Grande Valley, there are several wetlands in New Mexico.  Alemada Wetland I is painted facing the sun, therefore the trees and in cool green.  On Day fifteen of the challenge, Alemada Wetland II is facing away from the sun, therefore I the trees have sunlight on them. These painting side by side are really terrific.

Today is Day Fourteen of the thirty day challenge...a challenge it is.  Can I take a break soon?  Yes, in sixteen days!

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11 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Carol. My favorite part of this painting is how perfect the reflection of the trees are in the water. We have a place where birds migrate here in Kansas and we love to visit it in the fall and spring when there is a chance of seeing the rare Whooping Crane.

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    1. There are so few cranes. It must really be a treat to see one.

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    1. Thank you. Living so close to a wetland is really wonderful.

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  3. Carol your reflections are stunning. Such a beautiful scene. It reminds me of a painting by Monet that I had in my office years ago. It was a peaceful retreat in my hectic days. this brings on a sigh...

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    1. I cannot imagine a greater compliment than you have given me. Now I must get to Giverny and study Monet in depth. Thank you so much.

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  4. Love this one, Carol. Beautiful job on your water and colors.

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    1. Thanks Julie for just about everything. I too love the colors on this painting. The colors become even more interesting when you see the next blog which is a view of the wetland from the opposite end. Because of the change in direction, the colors end up completely different. Did any one tell you daily painting is fun and stressful at the same time?

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  5. Wow! Looks so real. Almost thought it was a photograph. Great work!

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    1. Thank you. It takes very careful study when painting reflections in the water to get them right. There is no allowance for inaccuracy there, so my knife has to slow down in those cases.

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