Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Road Runs Through

As I'm always late with challenge blogs, I looked to see if this pic was still up and yes! it was.  So I painted this in about 3 hours, waited until the next morning to get a fairly decent photo, went to post it, and lo and behold, a new challenge was in its place!

So I was late yet again!  But I put it on Dana Marie's blog anyway

Because of the time limit I gave myself, I really enjoyed slapping the paint on this without worrying too much about detail.  It was so incredibly freeing and I quite liked the end result.

A bit of a shine on the dark tree trunk (I did try to keep it thinner Dean!), and there is somewhere in America a national park called Sarah Helmick.


22 comments:

Sharon Wright said...

You sound about as organised as me! But doesn't it get things done? Lovely loose painting, love the red foreground.
Thanks for your visit and very welcome lovely comments. Much appreciated.

Cathy Gatland said...

These colours are gorgeous, Liz - isn't it great when a painting just happens, without agonising! You've painted the truck (bakkie?!) so well.

AutumnLeaves said...

Liz, this is beautiful! Those autumn leaves...sigh...I love the truck in the background too. Just something so refreshing about this piece! I love it!

Prabal said...

I can feel the freedom you would have felt while doing the painting. That makes this painting so beautiful for me.

Marian Fortunati said...

You are probably "ahead" of us there in SA time wise aren't you??? That's probably what happened. I always miss the challenges, yet have no excuses.

Loved the colors in the leaves and background on this, Liz.

Charlene Brown said...

Isn't it great when a composition just 'works' -- and I think your colour combination is exactly right as well!

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Great work, Liz! The colors are lovely! If the values are just right, details doesn't matter!
I pray that you paint your newest challenge's entry on time :)

Art with Liz said...

Organisation is not a good word Sharon! But as you say, things do get done, so best not to get stressed! Thank you for the lovely comment.


Thank you so much Cathy - the bakkie was fun to do as well!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Sherry, and thank you. I think I may be finding a 'style' at last!


I did enjoy this Prabal - and I'm so glad it shows!

Art with Liz said...

We're waaaay ahead of you Marian - I think to SoCal it's about 9 hours! So there you go, thank you, I've found the reason for always being late!


You are so right Charlene! Thank you so much.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Ramesh. I've decided that I'm not going to stress! If I finish, I finish, if not, sobeit. But I do thank you so much for your lovely thoughts and comments.

Dean H. said...

Love those luscious colors doing their painterly thing, Liz!
That little reflection in the trunks give it a heightened realism- as if I could reach out and touch the texture! Photographing darks is tough.

Avocaken said...

Hi Liz - love those darks ;-) I see what you mean - thanks for your critique on my blog post!

With you & Carolina as coaches, mentors and HONEST friends, how can I not improve? :-)

Thanks for being my friend.
Ken B.

Arti said...

Autumn leaves..richness everywhere!Great painting, Liz.

Sheila said...

Only three hours! Wow... I love the impressionistic feel this has. Well done Liz!

LSaeta said...

At least you entered the challenge! You are way ahead of me. I am trying really hard to get organized this year so you have inspired me! Lovely painting too ... three hours ... wow!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Dean and thank you. You have been an inspiration to me to try for that painterly feel! Glad I'm getting there.


Gosh Ken thank you but I all I do is pass on what my teacher tells me! I've always loved colour and putting in really dark darks brings out the colour even more!

Art with Liz said...

Middle of Summer here Arti, but love those Autumn colours! Thank you so very much.


Ah my special blogger friend Sheila, thank you so much!

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Leslie! I think Dana Marie posts some incredible pictures, but only leaves them up for two weeks! Oh well, they either get done or they don't!!

Silvia Williams Paints Watercolors said...

Hi Liz, thanks for visitng my blog. I just enjoyed yours so much. Feel as if I have taken a tour of South Africa. I love your paintings. I love the feeling of this particular painting. Very romantic and mysterious. Enjoyed your blog. Silvia

Cathy said...

I love the richness of it all, the colours, the paint touches at the bottom, the greens, ... Well done! ... and in three hours you say? Wow, I'm impressed!

Cathy said...

I love the richness of it all, the colours, the paint touches at the bottom, the greens, ... Well done! ... and in three hours you say? Wow, I'm impressed!