Sunday, 21 November 2010

A Stately Entrance by Julie Riker

12x12
oil

I made arrangements for the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters to paint out in the well tended gardens of the  PA Governor's Residence last week.   Even though most of the flowers had gone for the season, there was still a lot of beautiful color to see.  I particularly loved this shrub in the foreground with the firey red foliage.
It was a cold day to paint outside, but Tammy and the staff made us feel welcomed, even offering warm beverages and freshly baked cookies to warm us up.  I think everyone had a good time.

 
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5 comments:

SharonKBennerFineArt said...

Julie, really nice composition and the colors are saying "a cold, November day". You captured the building's mass without painting the whole building. I really like it. Sharon Benner

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I like this very much, Julie - especially the wind-blown tree. Your beautiful reds in the foliage make a nice transition to the pinks in the bricks. Very, very nice!

Mary Beth Brath said...

Thank you for organizing the paint out at the Mansion. It was a wonderful experience. Your painting is a great success.

Cecelia Lyden said...

Ditto again to all the above--you solved the problem with the roof shape beautifully.

Cecelia Lyden said...

PS-Your inclusion of architectural details help identify the Governor's residence.