Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Study: Spring Field


Some fields and pastures in Vermont have a very English look, or maybe it's just that I see them through a filter of Constable, Girtin, Cotman and the rest of the British landscape painting pantheon.

6 comments:

Joseph Cross said...

I just looked through many of your post and got to say...I enjoy all of your work. Especially the pasture paintings. Beautiful.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Your landscapes are wonderful Susan, so full of interesting colours and shapes yet all so subtly making a "whole". Yes, this one is very reminiscent of English landscapes, and it's lovely but I am particularly fond of your winter ones below.

Takeyce Walter said...

Wow, I have to agree with Joseph! Beautiful work here. I especially love your use of color.

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you, glad you like these!

Pilgrim said...

I lived in London about a city block from the grave of John Sell Cotman. I asked Winsor & Newton to put up a decent monument for him, but they never responded.

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you for trying, Pilgrim. I think of Cotman as the first modern painter.
(see "The Drop-Gate" 1806) http://www.britishmuseum.org/images/ps225245_m.jpg