Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A SHARP CURVE IN THE ROAD By Cecelia Lyden

 
oil/stretched canvas
11x14
 
I made two trips to the Village of Lisburn to capture this street scene. I really liked the structures sitting on the road, as well as the curving road. Unfortunately, the height of the canvas is too tall for my composition. I tried to "lower" the height by darkening the top of the sky and adding more clouds. I didn't like it. I finally decided to add telephone lines for some interest. There were many lines crossing the road and I thought they were legitimately part of the scene. I was timid about applying the paint . I may darken them a bit. 

4 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

This scene looks very familiar to me!
Cecelia, I Love the feel of movement in this painting!

Kathy Michels said...

I love the feeling of the road and the beautiful colors.

Mary Beth Brath said...

I know this area well also. Very nice painting Cecelia.

Cecelia Lyden said...

Thanks everybody.