Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Heartland"

                                                     6 x 10 acrylic on canvas  SOLD

My submission for the current Different Strokes from Different Strokes challenge. We were to invent the color for this challenge as the original photo was desaturated. I live in the heart of farmland and this view is pretty familiar. It was fun to create the colors - an excellent exercise. I did some tweaking of the buildings so they wouldn't be smack dab in the center of the painting.

17 comments:

Dean H. said...

I must have said, "wow!", to myself three times when I first saw this painting! Great impact, color, contrast, and composition.

adebanji said...

Beautiful!!!

Glenda Mosher said...

Thanks for the compliments!

Jane Hunt said...

This is wonderful - one of my faves from this challenge:)

Diana Marshall said...

Love this one,it's a real winner!

maria said...

Great color, so clean and fresh!
Lovely.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Beautiful Glenda! I love the patchwork of color in the background!!

Vern Schwarz said...

Great job on this Glenda. You've added some real interest with all the different coloured fields. Your rural roots are are showing through.

Carol Nelson said...

I love your subtle greens, blues, mauves. Excellent colors.

Lori Forester said...

Glenda! this is terrific! I love the colours and I really like how you rearranged the silos and barns. Awesome! But that's just who you are. Thanks for the comment on my watercolour. It was really kind of you and gave me a much needed smile today.

dominique eichi said...

very nice depth in your rendition os DSFDF and great colors too.

Glenda Mosher said...

Thanks again for you comments. They help to boost the confidence.

DEB said...

Glenda, you did a marvelous job on this! I struggled with how to incorporate that bright white roof when I did my rendition. Finally, I muted it, but you included it effortlessly in your composition. Well done!

r garriott said...

Glenda, you have such a beautiful palette. Love how you handle the greens, blues, purples. This painting has a nice crisp feel, and I agree with Dana that the patchwork fields add so much.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Love your color. Beautiful contrasts of greens, yellows and purple. Very nice atmosphere.

hissnhowl said...

This is gorgeous Glenda!!

Stephen Parker said...

Glenda, you did a tremendous job on this challenge. I hadn't seen your work until tonight, but you have many nice pieces. Good luck on the Streets of San Francisco.