Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gardener

Gardener     12x12"     acrylic
I love gardens, but if I were always working in a garden or our yard (like I should)....I'd never have time to paint!! Or, at least that's what I tell myself. This hard worker was at Manito Park in Spokane. It was done with an underpainting of an orange/pink color that I grayed down to use as a ground. I did an umber drawing first, blocked in shadows next, then painted over with color mixes.
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12 comments:

Virginia Floyd said...

Great job, Mary! Really rich shades of greens. The figure of the gardener adds the perfect touch of interest to the painting.

I agree that trying to keep up a garden takes time away from painting. And I also like to cook. Just not enough hours in the day to do everything we'd like.

Kathryn Grider said...

Mary - This is a very nice painting. The gardener looks to be very content working in this scene.

Linda Popple said...

I like the hint of the buildings at the top of the painting and all those colorful flowers. The gardner is beautifully painted with her hard working gesture. And, as always, your color palette is lovely.

Carol DeMumbrum said...

I love this painting! Reminds me of all the times I watched my grandmother in her garden. Beautiful work!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

This has to be one of my all-time favorites, Mary. What a great figure/landscape combo! I feel the same way - that's why my 'garden' looks like a halloween set this time of year!

Ruth Andre said...

Very nice painting. I love the gardener.

Julie Hill said...

a lovely moment in time captured Mary...really feel the work of this person toiling the land. The flowers are delightful too!

Stephen Parker said...

This is fabulous, Mary. Wonderful job conveying such a wide variety of foliage and keeping all the elements in harmony wit each other. Beautiful.

Nancy Laliberte said...

What a wonderful sense of time and place. I love the pinks peeking through here and there. Beautiful painting Mary!

Carol Horzempa said...

Mary, I just found your blog and really love this painting! Love the gardener and your painterly brushstrokes! Wonderful garden scene.

Gary Keimig said...

great painting Mary. Well done

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Beautiful painting..full of life. The gardener adds that touch of intimacy.