Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tranquil Setting

Tranquil Setting
6" x 6" oil on panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h

I was a little bit hesitant about the name I chose for this river spot, as getting down to it wasn't that tranquil, it involved climbing over rocks.  But, once there, it was quiet and peaceful.  I've been using adjectives from recent comments to help me with titles.
It's really helpful to me to paint in a series, the fishing series right now.  I can look from piece to piece to see how I mixed a value, a shade, a color,  how I darkened a shape,  etc.  Even though these rivers and reservoirs are from different locations and months, I'm continually dealing with light and reflections on water.

16 comments:

Victor Errington said...

Hi Pam.
I love this painting. it`s such a beautiful, colourful painting. The Title I think is spot on. All the best Pam.

AutumnLeaves said...

This is absolutely stunning, Pam! I so want to walk along this little stream...

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Lovely sparkle to the water...

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Very special spot and lovely painting. I am really enjoying this series!!

Theresa Evans said...

Definitely tranquil and relaxing. I really like the colours you've used - they make such a warm, sunny painting. I wish I was there instead of in mid winter UK!

Cathyann said...

Yes, this is tranquil, yet the brushwork lively. Working in a series does energize the learning doesn't it? Nice work ,Pam.

Pam Holnback said...

Vic, Thanks so much. Sometimes the color and beauty is just right there in front of you, waiting to be captured!

Thank you Sherry, Let me know when you get here, I'll go for a walk w/ you.

Kelley, Thank you. Sparkle is a great water word.

Thank Debbie, Special Spot would make a great title.

Theresa, Thank you. It is cold and snowy here today! Not warm and sunny!

Thank you Cathyann, I learn a lot from a series. makes me think outside the box.

Gwen Bell said...

Love all 3 of these River paintings. The blues are so clear and inviting.

Celeste Bergin said...

definitely feels tranquil!

Kathryn Townsend said...

Beautiful color harmonies--lovely painting!

carol morgan carmichael said...

The colors, light and brushwork in this are beautiful. It does look tranquil even if it was not an easy hike out.

Roxanne Steed said...

What a lovely place... looks like a place I'd rather be right now, rather than expecting a blizzard in CT tonight!

mysticalmythicalmetalwork said...

Hey Pam,

You did use my comment (from a recent post) for a title of one of your beautiful paintings and this is the one!!! I'm delighted!!! And this is just gorgeous, well worth the effort to get there. Love it!

~ Kathleen Krucoff

Pam Holnback said...

Gwen, Thank you. While the water may look "inviting", it is often so cold! Even in the summer!

Thank you Celeste!

Kathryn, Thank you. I really like this spot and the piece. When that happens, the harmony follows.

Thank you Carol. It is great when the light is just right!

Roxanne, Thank you. Yes, this is a lovely spot. Great for painting and fishing.

Thank you Kathleen, So glad you saw this! Thanks for the title!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Love this. great composition.

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Mary, I loved painting this one!