Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Colleen's Impresssionism Challenge..

This painting, is a portion of the three waterfalls at Laragh Lodge.
Size is 4" x 6" on board. Acrylic.

I really enjoyed painting this, I was so amazed at how it came together.. It is impressionism as I understand it; "built up forms out of discrete flecks and dabs of colour" That is exactly what I did, I just built up the shapes using dabs of colour. I used burnt sienna, ultra blue, gold oxide, raw sienna, and white.

I bought these cute little frames with easels the other day, and it was the frame which depicted the size of this painting. I have it sitting on my desk, and it is ok, close up, I don't mind it, but when I step back I really like it.. I want to paint another bigger version.

Here are the words I wrote when I saw the waterfall picture and decided to paint it.

"WATERFALL - CALMING - PRETTY - FOLIAGE MYSTICAL.... Now watch me stuff it up."

Thank you Colleen for this challenge, it really was fun..


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed it JJ. It shows. I like the way you you have painted the light in the water. Lovely.

    Mine is coming toorrow. It's too big for my scanner and I need daylight to photograph it.

  2. WOW! JJ, very nice work! Am impressed with your Impression and it's framed already! ;))
    Not sure if I should post mine now...;) Anyway I'm still working on it but will finish it tonight, though.


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