Wednesday, July 23, 2014

HONEYSUCKLE BY THE LAKE, 11x14 oil, by Sharon Benner



Today I painted at Codorus State Park, Hanover, Pa.  The sky was pink at 7 a.m. and the 90 degree forcast caused me to paint fast and I was home by 11 a.m.                                          
                                                                     
                                                                 
                                                                 
                                                                   
                                                                   
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                                                        I changed this painting today.  I realized that I had made a big mistake in making the lake blue.  If the sky is pink then the water, which is reflective of what is above it, must also be a warm, pink color.  The distant hills will also be influenced by the sky color and atmosphere, even the reflection in the water will be affected.  I think the painting holds together now.  I guess I need to paint on location more and paint what I see not what I think I see! 

3 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

Awesome!

Mary Beth Brath said...

Lovely Sharon. Yesterday's weather was extreme for painting outside.

Cecelia Lyden said...

Still wanting to paint at Codorus-Seems like a lovely spot. Much more realistic coloring with your changes.