Thursday, March 17, 2011

Small Town, Twilight

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A light in a window on a wintry evening says "home" in a Vermont village.

This seemed like a fitting image for me to contribute to the Daily Paintworks online "images of home" auction to help Japanese people who have lost everything in the recent disaster.

Here's how you can help! Browse the sale starting at 1:00 pm on Saturday, and bid on a painting (including mine above) during the week's in-house auction. 100% of sales will go to a relief charity. You'll be getting a painting to enjoy, plus helping folks in great need.

Artists, please consider contributing a painting on the broad theme of "home". Click here for more information.

12 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful colors and you did a fantastic job with capturing the evening light. Just beautiful!

Michael King said...

You nailed the 'twilight' stage of the evening.

martinealison said...

Magnifique, non MAGNIFIQUE votre ciel... on peut sentir la température qu'il peut y faire dans votre joli paysage.
Bravo et belle contribution...
Bisous

permanent magenta said...

So beautiful!

Jul said...

I love the way you did the colors in the snow and the sky.

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

I love this composition, the diagonals make it so compelling!Thanks too for your comment on my post for the Challenge you set up. I have been following your blog and really enjoy your work, will be adding your link today.

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you for writing, everyone! Working with color on a photograph is an interesting exercise, as the drawing is there, but I still have to make all of the color choices one would with a regular oil painting. Having the photo as a base actually pushes me to think less literally about color, and instead to chose "unrealistic" colors--which actually help to evoke mood, I think.

Julie Hill said...

This is such a successful piece ....how you managed the warm and cools in the evening glow and the snow. A wonderful piece for the auction.

Candy Barr said...

Looks like Moretown going north to me...? Makes winter look enchanting!

Susan Abbott said...

It's Barnard, Candy, driving in from the direction of Bethel.

Steve PP said...

Wow! What great colours! You can really feel the chill in the air and the weak sunshine trying it's best.

Good work Susan!

Painting the Light said...

Susan, this is stunning! The colors are magnificent, and you've really nailed the essence of a New England twilight.