Friday, April 10, 2009

Hidden Falls



Hidden Falls 
9x12

There are some places in my memory that are so much a part of me, that I feel the need to express them in my painting.  This place is one of them.  A few years ago my husband and I were visiting the Bayfield, Wisconsin area.  Since I'm always on the lookout for scenic photography as reference, we asked the locals where we could find some waterfalls.

That day we took a drive to a little town called Cornicopia.  People were so friendly and helpful.  They told us about a waterfall hidden in the forest about five miles in.  The only way to get there was to hike on the ATV trails.  No problem, right?  Well, we hiked back there and were rewarded by a beautiful, pristine waterfall.  I got lots of beautiful shots of the waterfall and river.  It was indeed worth the ten mile hike that day.  Except for the deer ticks! 


13 comments:

Honor Martinez said...

What a lovely picture. It brings me back to the many walks in the woods I have taken over my life time. Honor

Pam Holnback said...

Janelle, I love the falls. I, too, have many water fall reference photos; but, have always avoided painting them. I should try. Watch out for the ticks. Many years ago I was bitten, had the signs of lyme disease and was on antibiotics.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Lovely work Janelle, as always. I have a weakness for waterfalls. Tried capturing one in stained glass last year from a photo my husband took in Yellowstone.

Just love the warm colors in the painting. Great job.

Karen said...

Janelle, it's luminous, mysterious, magical...like a little secret captured in paint.
Deer ticks scare me a lot!

Jala Pfaff said...

Ticks - ewwww.

Lovely through-the-trees light in this.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Honor, Thanks, and yes, memory is a powerful thing.

Hi Pam, The ticks were creepy. Luckily, we were okay. Good thing you went on antibiotics.

Hi Kathleen, Wow, a waterfall in stained glass. I'd like to see that.

Hi Karen, This place did have a special secret, I think. Not too many people go there because it's so far back in the woods.

Hi Jala, Thanks. I agree with the ewww part.

Artworks by Diane said...

Janelle: You are so nice to have helped me. Some people who comment to me do not have a regular blog page, to them I did as you suggested and commented on my own page and hope that they see it. By the way, your paintings are wonderful.Lets keep up the correspondence. Diane

Janelle Goodwin said...

Diane, Thanks for visiting and of course we'll keep up the correspondence!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Diane, Thanks for visiting and of course we'll keep up the correspondence!

Loriann Signori said...

What a beautiful serene feeling you have created Janelle. I wonder...how do you feel your latest work with DP has affected your recent work?

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Loriann, That remains to be seen. I'm still working on some pieces in the tonalist style. Even if I don't continue with the tonalist style, I'm sure I'll be using more glazes, etc. in the future. Now I'd like to ask you the same. Thanks!

Laurel Daniel said...

Oh, delicious! I grew up in Wisconsin and our family camped in the northwoods every summer. Great memories for me too!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Laurel, So you're a Midwest girl too? Then you know the magical mystery of these woods!