Friday, December 26, 2008

THE BLUE PALMETTO


A few weeks ago I posted a painting I did of palmettos with strong sunlight on them. I was trying to do plein air that day, but was soon reduced to taking photos. I was lucky enough to get a couple usable photos and I got excited as soon as I saw this one. When the camera flashed I could see the strong blues on the palmetto. This is a 16x20 oil on stretched canvas. I painted it with an idea in the back of my head to have three palmetto paintings to hang as a group. So far I have one in landscape form and one in portrait and I am still musing over the third.





16x20 oil in canvas




9 comments:

robin peterson said...

Hi Carol, thx for your comments on my portrait for Karin's year end challenge. This is a fun way to "meet" like minded folks! Your palmettos are a far cry from the current foot of snow outside my door, thanks for the warm break! Happy new year to you. robin

Paula Villanova said...

This is beautiful. I love the way you presented the subject matter from the point of view to the strong lighting. The grouping sounds like it would have nice impact. Would love to see what they look like as a group when you complete them!

Art with Liz said...

That blue looks totally awesome, Carol. Lovely painting.

sanjeev joshi said...

Seasons greetings.
I had liked the earlier one and now this one is brillient too.keep it up.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

This looks great - I love the way you can tease colours out of palm fronds.

PastelGuy said...

Carol, Great work, and thanks for visiting my blog today. Your palmetto is wonderful. We used to live in Gainesville when I was in grad school for horticulture, and I fell in love with the palmettos. I left a response to your question about scouting out-of-town galleries on my blog: http://matthewweld.blogspot.com/2008/08/in-newspaper.html

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Hi Carol! I agree, a grouping of this type of painting would be very powerful! It has an almost abstracted quality that I love. And the colors are very striking.

Theresa Rankin said...

Wow Carol I absolutely love the design in this...you have a real eye for composition and the color in this piece is outstanding!!! Beautiful work!! Have a Happy New Year!

suzanneberry said...

this is wonderful carol! just amazing.

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