November 30, 2006

Snow!



We had a terrific snow fall this week. Very exciting for everyone. Three days off from school for my kids and lots of snow and computer time for both. I was able to finish this painting of the San Juan islands, it's a scene from the ferry ride from Anacortes to Orcas Island, one of my favorite places to visit in the summer. I'm relatively happy with the way it turned out. Landscapes are a challenge for me, I'm glad to be getting a little closer to the feel I want.

2 comments:

Rebecca Bush said...

WOW! That landscape rocks, Michelle! The islands seen from the ferry is a subject matter that I have always wanted to capture,and you have so well. And then to top it off, you have the edge of the NW woods, dark and mysterious. Fantastic. I would love to see more like this. You know one of my fantasies is to be able to capture the unique beauty and mystery of the NW. I think that what you learned about renaissance painting has allowed you to add depth to your landscapes. Bravo!

tlc illustration said...

From your photo, it looks like you got more snow than we did here.

I like the feeling of your landscape as well. The hardest thing I have with landscapes is the horizontal lines - but what else does one do with horizon lines?