Thursday, November 11, 2010

Morning at the Garden of the Gods

Morning at the Garden of the Gods
100 Garden and Floral Oil Paintings by Pam Holnback, 51/100
6" x 8" oil on panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h

Last week the weather was absolutely spectacular, in the 60's everyday.  For me, that means it's time to be outdoors.  So, I spent Wednesday morning at the Garden of the Gods. Since this is one of the most famous and beautiful gardens in the world, I wonder if this should go towards my "100 garden painting" series.    

17 comments:

Deborah Elmquist said...

Absolutely beautiful. Last year was my first time at the Garden. I was totally blown away by the terrain. You captured it with masterful brushwork and color.

Cathyann said...

Oh yes.. I remember... this is lovely...I haven't yet the courage to paint our day there, Pam. Now you have inspired me.

Susan Roux said...

Absolutely! Garden of the gods... Never heard of it. What a lovely name. Isn't all of nature that?

Your colors are luscious!

MariasWatercolor said...

How lucky to spend a beautiful fall day in such a beautiful place, and to have created this great painting as well. Thanks for letting us share through your eyes.

Jan Yates, SCA said...

another jaw-dropper Pam and the Gods would definitely approve--the brushwork as gorgeous--especially in the foreground--it's such an art to know what to leave and what to 'push; to make it come alive--you certainly have masterd it in this painting!

* and yes, this can be included in your garden series surely?

DEB said...

Lovely painting! I really enjoy the way you played with the colors in this piece.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Gorgeous!!! So colorful and so well composed!!

Marie Theron said...

You have created a super mood here, light and ephemeral!

Pam Holnback said...

Deborah, Thank you. It is a place you can visit unlimited times, and never see the same thing; but, always see something spectacular.

Thank you Cathyann, I remember that you asked me if there are a lot of car accidents due to people just looking at the rock formations!! It is so true! (Not that there are accidents, but that it is so incredible!)

Susan, Thank you! So funny that something so famous here, is unknown elsewhere! But, now you know it!

Thanks Marias, I know that I am lucky to live where I do!

Jan, Thank you. With landscapes I've come to realize that the focal point should be pushed more and the rest should be supporting cast, ie w/ brushstrokes, go easy on part and more detailed on other areas.

Thank you Deb, It was such a beautiful fall day that the colors were right there in front of me!

Debbi, Thank you as always!

Thank you Marie, I had help from the clouds!

Weekend et coups de brosses said...

j'aime beaucoup !

loriann said...

Beautiful Pam!! Your brushwork and color are both masterful!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Such great loose brushstrokes and the light is amazing. I love the deep blue of the distant hill. Love the name of that garden.

r garriott said...

Really lovely painting. Yes, it counts toward your 100 garden paintings-- it is the Garden of the Gods after all! Brings up other ideas, too, sculpture gardens, rock gardens, Zen gardens...

Pam Holnback said...

Cath, Merci beaucoup!

Thank you Loriann, You, the true lover of fields and meadows, would love the fall here.

Catherine, Thanks. It is great when you go out and the light works for/with you!

R, Thank you! You're right. And, I'm going to add some from my recent trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Pam, this is great. Love all that lovely warmth. I also think the landscape below is stunning! Congratulations on your 15 minutes of fame.

Pam Holnback said...

Carol, Thank you so much!

Danny Wagner said...

Thank you for the comment on my work and for checking my blog out Pam! All of your paintings are beautiful, this one struck me the most though. I like your brushwork, it's representational yet it teeters on the edge of abstraction. Good work!