Tuesday, August 25, 2009

PEO Water Lilies



6" x 8" oil on panel
$75.00 + $10. s/h
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Once again my plein-aire group painted at the PEO pond. This time it was a beautiful, sunny day without the clouds and changing light. While watching the water lilies I realized that they're like flowers which grow from the ground, in that they open, appear to stand straight up, open wider, appear to be spreading their petals out. It seems so obvious that, of course, they would do that, but I guess it took several days and lots of looking before I realized that. I used Permanent Rose in this painting, also. It might become part of my plein-aire palette!

For those who were wondering, this is copied from google: "P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), one of the pioneer societies for women, was founded on January 21, 1869, by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Originally a small campus friendship society, P.E.O. soon blossomed to include women off campus. Today, P.E.O. has grown from that tiny membership of seven to almost a quarter of a million members in chapters in the United States and Canada. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is passionate about its mission: promoting educational opportunities for women. Our sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women's lives with five international philanthropies: P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, Cottey College , P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, and P.E.O. Scholar Awards. P.E.O. is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa."

10 comments:

WhitneyB99 said...

Very nice painting! Whitney's Temple of Buddhism

Marcia Nye, PA 2nd VP said...

I'm a member of P.E.O. I'm wondering if you were painting at what might be known as "P.E.O. Mountain" in Colorado?

Pam Holnback said...

Whitney, Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Marcia, I'm not sure if this is "PEO Mountain". It is in Cheyenne Canyon and is a beautiful spot right at the base of the mountains. I know you can also stay there fairly affordably. Thanks for looking at my blog.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Love this!

Karen Bruson said...

Nice job. Love the composition and the colors.

Gwen Bell said...

This is beautiful, Pam. I so admire your ability to paint Plein Air so well! Wonderful colors and Impressionistic style.

PEO sounds like a wonderful organization.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Lovely Pam. Your brushstrokes and color really work...I love how the orange/pink peeks out from around the leaves.

Gary Keimig said...

nicely done Pam.

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks Debbi & Karen.

Gwen, I've been in this plein-aire group for about 6-7 summers. It's great to be a part of a group that plans these days. That way there's no excuse not to plein-aire paint.

Thanks Dana, I keep several different colored pre-toned canvases in my bag. Then choose one depending on the subject matter/location.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

A lovely water lily.