Sunday, July 25, 2010

100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings, Original Artwork by a Colorado Daily Painter, 34/100


Shelter Island Porch
8" x 10" oil on board
NFS

On our recent trip to New Jersey and New York, my husband and I went to Shelter Island out on Long Island.  About 100 years ago my husbands' grandfather built a summer home on Shelter Island.  It was in his family until 1991 when my in-laws sold it.  We toured the house, which was great fun for my husband. We spent several days staying with old family friends of his parents, visited some of his relatives, and saw other friends from his youth.

This is the front porch of the house where we stayed.  We ate our meals out there, sat and visited, and enjoyed the incredible view of the water.  There are no views like that here in Colorado.

24 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I love this painting, Pam. It just is redolent with summer and memories and happy thoughts. Loved hearing about that old family home; it rather makes me sad that it is no longer in the family. But the memories will always be there, yes?

Carol DeMumbrum said...

This is beautiful!! I love the composition and the depth of the shadow in the background. Thanks for sharing!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Yeah, I like the striking composition, too! Nice one, Pam.

Dana Cooper said...

This is beautiful Pam. I love how the warm underpainting effect the look of the light...great job!

Virginia Floyd said...

What a beautiful painting! I love your treatment of the shadows on the porch. I also like how the under red painting peeks through. Very nice.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Just love this summer porch series. Beautiful, delightful and inviting. Feels like you are there in the sun smelling the wafts of the flowers. Know you had a wonderful trip!

Mark D. Johnson said...

Nice piece, Pam! I can almost feel the sunlight. The railing is very nicely rendered.

Susan Roux said...

Love the composition! Porches are so fun and inspiring to an artist. The shadows just grab us.

Christopher Greco said...

Wonderful composition and color.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

The sense of sunlight in this is absolutely beautiful, Pam. I can see why you liked spending time on that porch!

Pam Holnback said...

Sherry, Thank you. Yes, sometimes change is sad, but inevitable.

Carol, Thank you. It was a fun and sentimental piece.

Kelley, Thanks so much!

Thank you Dana, The light was a big part of this piece.

Virginia, Thank you. The shadows and light drew me in to the porch.

Thank you Debbi, I keep looking at porches, decks, chairs wherever I am!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, You are both a talented artist, as well as writer. I loved the painting, and your story! Sounds like a great getaway!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Just beautiful.

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Mark, The railing was the lightest, strongest value. But, was it the focal point? That really made me think!

Susan, Thank you! Yes, porches, decks, shadows, I love them.

Thanks Christopher. Funny how sometimes we have to create the composition and other times you look, and there it is!

Claire, Thanks. Not only was the porch beautiful and spacious, but the view was incredible!

Thank you Nancy, I think paintings are an artist's words.

Dori, Thank you so much.

Kelley Sanford said...

Love the vantage point in this painting. Beautiful colors and I can image just sitting on the porch, letting the day slip by.

LindaHunt said...

Striking cvompositon and the bit of sunlight on the rail.

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful composition and color. Very charming, too.

Gwen Bell said...

This has such an inviting feel...as if I'm standing on the porch enjoying the view. Beautiful harmony between the light and color!

Stephen Parker said...

Hi, Pam. Love the way this pieces breaks into geometric shapes. It makes for a very dynamic composition.

Becky Joy said...

Lover the view and composition of this painting.

Lisa Daria said...

Oh, what a great vacation! This porch looks like the perfect summertime dining room! And that shadow, I adore. I've never been to Shelter Island, but I've been to other parts out there - it's beautiful!

DEB said...

How beautiful! and how nicely rendered! My family is heading to New York (Times Square) for a vacation soon, and I too will have camera in hand. It's amazing when you find something ordinary to paint and highlight the extraordinary, which is what you've done here!

Pam Holnback said...

Kelley, Thanks. Sitting on this porch was just great!

Thank you Linda and Karen, So glad you like the composition!

Gwen, Thank you. The light and color were right there that day!

Thank you Stephen, When I made this such a close up view, the shapes became more obvious.

Becky, Thank you for your comments

Thank you Lisa, Yes, It is beautiful on Long Island.
So many great spots.

Thank you Deb, Hope you enjoy your New York vacation as much as we did!

liz wiltzen said...

Really lovely piece Pam!