Thursday, April 29, 2010

100 Garden Oil Paintings, Original Art Work from A Colorado Daily Painter, 4/100

8" x 8" oil on cradled panel
$185.00 + $10. s/h

Yesterday was a warm, beautiful Colorado spring day, the kind that make you want to get out and garden.  But, it's still too early to plant at this altitude.  Tonight is supposed to be only 28 degrees!  Anyway, I spent part of yesterday preparing the vegetable beds. While turning over the soil I noticed the colors and shadow of the shovel.  A garden painting!

10 comments:

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, Great job on the shovel. The metallic surface of the shovel, is a nice contrast to the texture of the soil.

LindaHunt said...

I can feel the kind of day you mean! What amazing brush work and beautiful color.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

You've got some beautiful colors in that shovel, Pam. Talk about taking something ordinary and making it spectacular!

AutumnLeaves said...

And a most interesting painting, too!

Perry Brown said...

Nice work, Pam. I am looking forward to your garden paintings!

Cathyann said...

This is a wonderfully abstract composition, Pam.

Edward Burton said...

Really nice, Pam. Love that purple shadow on the shovel and the wonderful brushwork.

Pam Holnback said...

Nancy, Thank you so much for this and all of your support!

Thank you Linda, You're right! You never know what the day brings!

Claire, Thank you. I'm sure you'll be taking the ordinary and painting it, too.

Sherrie, Thanks. Life is interesting!

Thank you Perry, I think it's always good to paint what you know and like...the garden!

Cathyann, Thank you. the common can become the abstract.

Edward, Thank you. I love how colors just appear depending on the light and time of day.

Dennis Dame said...

Hey! I really like your subject and composition! It is amazing the stories one can attach to such a simple subject. Well done!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love this!!