Thursday, September 20, 2012

Glow Over Buffalo Peak

Glow Over Buffalo Peak
6" x 8" Oil

This is the view we have up in the mountains.  I've painted Buffalo Peak, and this view, countless times;  different times of day, different months, different seasons, different weather conditions.  Each time the sky and the clouds are completely different.  Each painting is so different from the others.

I can truly see how Monet could paint Rouen Cathedral in so many different colors, values, and seasons. Although, have you ever really looked at his Rouen Cathedral paintings?  The drawing part is so similar in each one.  It makes me wonder if he sketched out the Cathedral many times on many canvases and had them all ready to paint.  Does any one know?  Any thoughts?


Liza Hirst said...

Hi Pam,
This is a very beautiful painting! Love the loose brushwork, too. Have a lovely weekend, Liza

CrimsonLeaves said...

Have to agree with Liza, Pam. And I'm not sure I've seen Monet's Cathedral paintings. Now I am going to look them up online.

Susan Roux said...

Lovely painting, Pam.

Monet painted the cathedral from a window of an apartment he room he stayed in. That's why all the angles are so similar. The way he painted, continuing each on a similar day with similar conditions and the same time of day, it's likely he had several of these going at one time. Imagine a sunny day. One or two for the morning, a few more for the afternoon. The same with overcast days. He didn't like to paint on on canvas for more than an hour, usually less, because the light changed. It was perfect for all the museums that would want them someday!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Liza!

Sherry, Thanks so much. You'll love them when you see them.

Thank you Susan. Yes, I'm sure he had many going at once!

martinealison said...

Un grand bonjour à vous ! et un grand merci pour votre gentil commentaire. Cela m'a fait un grand plaisir après ces si longues semaines d'absence.
Je suis très heureuse également de retrouver votre travail. Aujourd'hui j'ai la chance d'admirer de nouvelles toiles remplies de soleil, de lumière et de délicatesse. Vous avez une dextérité immense pour traduire des sentiments, votre ressenti et croyez-moi le fil conducteur est excellent.
Gros bisous à vous

hmuxo said...

A gorgeous sky, Pam!! I love those beautiful colors...

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