Sunday, July 21, 2013

Evening Reflections


Evening Reflections
Oil on Stretched Canvas
18x36 inches


We're in the middle of summer already, hard to believe.  I love the sounds of the outdoors at this time of year, when it's cool enough to turn the air conditioner off and open the doors and windows.  Mostly it's the sounds of the cicadas buzzing.  Like a long exhale.

The long horizontal format in this painting is somewhat new to me.  I plan on going more in this direction with even bigger long, horizontal canvases.  This size reminds me of an actual window in a room.  

Now there is lots of time for painting in my little sun room studio.  Last year at this time, it was so busy with all the wedding preparations.  So I paint to the sound of cicadas singing.   



7 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

lovely light...great format shape too. Excellent!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Thank you, Celeste!

Caroline Simmill said...

It is a delight to hear your description of summer time in your area. Your painting is very peaceful the light and movement on the water is beautifully painted. Beautiful work Janelle, enjoy your summer painting in your summer studio.

Jean Lurssen said...

I love the tonalist works. I have been trying to create the tonalist look with watercolors. Still working hard at it. I admire your skill at it.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Caroline, it is good to hear from you! Thank you for your comment. I visited your blog and enjoy seeing your latest paintings. I'm looking forward to seeing what you are painting next. Beautiful work!

Jean, Thank you so much. I admire watercolor artists, since I think their work needs to be right on the first time. Your work is so lovely.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Janelle you are so good at capturing hazy & sparkly atmospheres, this is wonderful!!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Diane, thank you so much!!!