Saturday, 3 December 2011

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem  30"x30" acrylic  SOLD
This landscape, completed about 3 weeks ago, is part of the on-going series of paintings featuring wetlands in the Haliburton Highlands (part of Ontario cottage country). Below is the photograph I took from the car window while driving east along highway 118 on which this particular work is based. Can you locate the landscape detail in the photo that I enlarged and focused on in this work?

I painted an earlier version of this composition last spring that I am not going to show you. It was one of those paintings that started out well, but went downhill, as I continued to paint. Soon after it was finished and hanging on my kitchen wall (and therefore getting lots of critical attention from me and my ever helpful husband) I realized that it was not going to last. So it was with some trepidation that I decide to try to paint this view one more time. I am glad I did as I am quite happy with this version. The blue tonality of the work helps to suggest (but not specify) the season/the time of day, and a sense of peacefulness  - hence the title. 
Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Patricia. I've been looking over your blog for the first time. You have a wonderful style and I love so many of your paintings, especially the more abstract ones.