Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Latest Oil Painting

Painted by looking at a photo in a book with tips from my instructor.  The original painting is "Algonquin Park" (located in Ontario, Canada) by Thomas John Thomson.

This is the enlarged photo as it looked to me when I was painting it.









Same oil painting from a distance.  I had a very difficult time photographing this painting to make it look like it does in reality, and I'm not sure it succeeds.  Had to lay it on my living room floor in indirect sunlight to get even close.  In the classroom and in my home, the difference between the up close version and the distant version is astounding, at least to me.  I've never done a painting like this before, where the depth of the subject jumps out the further from the painting one stands.  Tom Thomson, for those who don't know, is a noted Canadian artist, one of the famous "Group of Seven."  See more at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Thomson







6 comments:

Cathy Holtom said...

Some good autumn colours there! I photograph a lot of work in the same way...on the floor.

Alex said...

This is gorgeous Carole! I love the earthy colors you used, and the autumn scenes are my favorites!

magpie said...

really like this. brooding and moody always speaks to me. the 'group of seven' are wonderfully inspiring.

Pelusa said...

Love it! Photograph art is a hard theme, but I think you did it great!

Ellen Burkett said...

I sure like this. Strikes some place inside I guess. Great work!!!

raena said...

You did a great job on this. I'm surprised the photo was taken in direct light, it seems a little dark.