Friday, March 20, 2009

Road, Spring


This is my road today, waking up after five months of rest under a blanket of ice and snow.

7 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

Susan, Your expression with colors is extremely creative. I love how you can tell us so much about the feelings of the places youpaint. Love visiting your blog, and I'm always pleasantly surprised.

Anita said...

Your colour palettes are magical. It leapt out at me as I compared this with the previous picture posted. Gorgeous!

janabouc said...

It woke up in a rainbow! Scrumptious color! Would you be willing to say what pigment(s) you used in that magical sky color? I know of course that what really makes it glow like that are the other colors it is in relationship with but even hiding the clouds and hills that sky color is spectacular on its own. It's also interesting to me to see the way you paint with oils somewhat thinly, transparently like watercolor, rather than piling on paint. (or at least that's my perception from the photo). I find it very appealing.

2DogStudio said...

Just discovered you on Painting a Day and this one stood out! Yes, your color palette is amazing and technique of rendering it so beautiful.Look forward to seeing more! Wendy

adebanji said...

I just love what you do with colours!

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you for all of these comments. When I went back to oils after years with watercolor, I found my approach to color was different. With watercolor I need to be very decisive with what color I use, and that carried over to oil--making clearer color choices and using color value. I use very few neutrals now, mixing most of them or using a purer hue rather than brown or gray. Jana, the sky is cerulean blue and cobalt turquoise laid on top of a pale burnt sienna ground--clouds have violet and naples yellow.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I can feel the snap of the fresh air and smell the earth of New England. You are able to make intense color very harmonious! No small thing.