I really love the photo that I used as a reference for this painting. I've used it before and will keep using it until I get just the right feeling. I've painted it in oil twice. The two paintings look very different and neither one resembles the photo but that's okay. Each time I paint it, I'm in a different frame of mind and I think it's pretty cool that I can use the same photo over and over with totally different results. In the photo, the day is overcast and the colors are muted.
Image Size 12" x 6"
Here is the first one I painted from the photo:
I used a lot of artistic license with this one. The latest painting is much closer to the actual photo. For the painting above, I just plucked the tree out of the photo and added the vineyard and put it on a hill and I made it a sunny, cloudless day. The tree doesn't even really look like the one in the photo. I guess the tree was just an inspiration and I didn't really use the photo very much but it was a jumping off point.
I work in just about every art medium I can get my hands on with my favorites being watercolor and silk painting. I love to experiment with different mediums and styles of painting. I try to paint every day and will post my paintings here as I finish them. I really appreciate any comments you may have on the paintings. You can sign up below to receive the postings automatically by e-mail. If you would like to see my artwork divided by medium, visit my website. If you would like information on purchasing one of my paintings, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org