Saturday, March 16, 2013

Plein Air Landscape: A Quiet Street in Saturday Morning

Oil on Canvas paper 12 x 12

This morning I got up almost the same time as sunrise. Having grabbed something to eat, I hopped into my car and drove to the street corner on Leeland Heights Blvd. I had not idea, before I took it as my bike route, that Leeland Heights Blvd continued here in this part of the town. 

Remember I had said I wanted to paint some scenes on my bike route in dusk? That is because I had only seen them in the evening when I was biking. I wasn't able to go yesterday evening. Then a question suddenly  came to my mind: What does the road look like in the morning? Out of curiosity, I decided to go there in the morning. Even though the leaves of the woods were not washed golden as in dusk, but they are beautiful in their own way. So I set up and made this painting. When I was back home, it wasn't quite 11 AM yet. 

6 comments:

  1. Love the strong diagonal and you captured the sky just as it was this morning....wow. Compositionally (not sure that is a word) the addition of the tree bits on the left side make the painting sooo much more interesting, emphasizing the distance to the background.. Wow! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. You are welcome, Pegret. It felt so good to paint the nature in the morning. I could almost hear insects in the air.

    Weimin

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  3. we are painting at History Park in Punta Gorda this morning, you should too! 9 to noon

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