Monday, June 13, 2011

A June Evening


A June Evening
Oil on Linen
16x20

The greens are so abundant this time of year.  June is my favorite summer month.  I love the freshness of the landscape.  The foliage isn't overgrown yet.  The air is soft and fragrant.  It would be June all summer if I had my way.  I know that the hot humidity is coming here to Chicago.  That's when we're constantly watering our flowers and watching the temperature before heading out the door.  But June is perfect, even though we've had our share of rain.

I used green in the sky of this landscape.  It also has magenta mixed with naples yellow.  These colors, to me, are the colors of June.  The colors of contentment.

10 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

I love all the values of green in this piece. I think that June is a great month most every where!

Betsy said...

I think you've captured the beauty of June perfectly.

I agree with what you said about the leaves not being overgrown. They are still young and fresh and that green is so pretty!

Caroline said...

Your work is full of powerful atmosphere of such peace. As soon as I arrive at your blog and view your latest beautiful painting I feel so relaxed as if I was there at the end of the day gazing at this perfect June evening. Divine.

Celeste Bergin said...

truly dreamy....I could walk into that place in June or anytime

Claire said...

stunning work Janelle,so atmospheric-wish I could visit it too xxx

neetzy said...

Hello Janelle!

You have captured June beautifully! I visited last night but my internet when down when I tried to comment. Tonight I sat outside with my husband and thought of your painting!

FireLight said...

Janelle...I know so little about painting and how you achieve this look....but I know I love it...soft, dreamy, .... the way the fireflies in my back yard make me feel...at dusk...a trip back to my childhood...softness and innocence.

neetzy said...

Hi Janelle,

Just to let you know I've been visiting most of the artists that you have showing up on your blog. I am having a wonderful time. I need some fresh inspiration and you have some wonderful visitors.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Pam, I can just picture June in Colorado. It must be sublime.

Hi Betsy, Yes, it is such a fresh green month. I'll bet your kittens love it.

Hi Caroline, Thank you so much. I feel that way when I view your beautiful sky paintings.

Hi Celeste, Thank you. I especially liked your interior room painting. Dreamy as well.

Hi Claire, Thanks so much. I'm off to see what you've been up to now.

Hi Neetzy, Don't you love it when the internet is down? Thank you.

Hi Firelight, Ah, fireflies at dusk - what a lovely thought. Thank you.

Don Gray said...

Luminous and lovely, Janelle.