Monday, December 22, 2008

Study: Winter Field


Each season transforms the look and function of a field--here it rests under snow, the energy it produced in warmer months wrapped in white plastic and ready to feed the cows waiting in the barn.

10 comments:

k said...

This whole series of watercolors has been wonderful, but the light in this piece is so outstanding. With it you've captured the sense of a wintertime late afternoon in Vermont.

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you. Those marshmallows make life easier for farmers, and also have beautiful reflective color!

laura said...

The glow in this painting is just beautiful. I love it all but especially the subtle blending in the upper left. When I try to get that effect in a sky, I usually end up losing the glow of the yellow and ending with something grayish!

Susan Abbott said...

I darkened that area after the warmer color underneath had dried, Laura. I try to always glaze with a pure color--otherwise too many colors get combined, and compliments layered will grey or brown.

Susan Abbott said...

I darkened that area after the warmer color underneath had dried, Laura. I try to always glaze with a pure color--otherwise too many colors get combined, and compliments layered will grey or brown.

Joseph Cross said...

Beautiful work! I love the atmosphere. Look forward to seeing more of your work! :)

God Bless
and Merry Christmas!

Shea said...

I really like this one. It s been cold this year. Have a Merry Christmas!!!

janabouc said...

The color and light are simply exquisite!

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you, folks. Glad you like this one.

mongoose1 said...

This is beautiful painting. I can almost see the steam coming out of my breath!