Sunday, May 24, 2009

Another meadow painting

This is another meadow painting created using the same process described in the last post. This was my first work in the Garden Series and it is actually my favourite of the ten completed works to date. I particularly like the way the imagery moves from highly realistic to very abstract. There are all kinds of surprises within it when you take a closer look. I really wanted to take a common scene that many people just pass by without a second look, and create something that reveals the energy and life tucked away in the tall grass evident to those who take a closer look. Both this painting and the one from the previous post are the same meadow.







While the sky is overcast, there is a defiant energy and brightness in the flowers and grasses that is always there even in the rain. Do you have a favourite between the two? I'd love to hear from you.



7 comments:

self taught artist said...

i can't believe you did this...it looks so time consuming all those stems...wow.
i like the bottom of the first one and the top of the 2nd one the best. the blue top is just gorgeous...and i like the pink flowers. nice work :)

Miki Willa said...

These are both wonderful. I like the bottom one best. I like the misty sky look and the depth of the bottom. The morse code dots add a lot to the intrigue.

Mary Buek said...

Oh, Margaret, simply amazing work.

Sherwood Harrington said...

For the top one: if I were to look at the bottom 20% and the top 20% of the work separately, I would never guess they are from the same composition -- but the middle 60 joins them in a fine flow.

As concerns which of the two works I prefer, I'm just glad I really don't have to make that choice! The lower one more closely matches my memories of some of my feelings about the meadow, but the upper one evokes new insights, even three years later.

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Wonderful inspiring work!

Poetic Artist said...

These I love..

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

OH MY YOU HAVE REALLY OUTDONE YOURSELF!!!! I AM SOOOOOOO IMPRESSED!