Contemplating Gold, 24x24

"Contemplating Gold" 24 x 24" Pastel on sanded paper

I've been working on this for about a month and after many incidental distractions, I came back to it with fresh eyes. This is another addition to my "Variations on a Scene" series of the family farm. Again, the point of view is the same direction, but a bit closer and another time of day and season. Moody? Warm? Yeah. This time, I didn't take photos of the stages on this one, but I did take a video. I'm hoping to post that some time in the future. This one took a while longer because there has been a lot going on in my home. With the kids getting ready for the end of the school year, there have been ooodles of end of year programs and tournaments. I'm loving this stage with my kids...they are my fuel for art. When I come down from parenting, I go to my art with fresh eyes and high motivation to make another. I'm loving the journey!

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Blogger José Carrilho (Go Detail) said...


The greens are natural and I really like the reflections.
You have wisely used a palette of colours that turns this into a unified painting and the range of values makes it interesting.

Best regards,


6/26/09, 5:18 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Thanks for your insight on this one, Jose'. To me, greens are such a mystery, so many temperatures of green and not one pastel in my box comes close to the real thing.

7/1/09, 8:52 AM  

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