Friday, 10 July 2015

LAVENDER BLUE REVISITED By Cecelia Lyden

oil/masonite
8x10
www.cecelialyden.com

I hadn't planned on painting today, but the weather was sunny and less humid-perfect for plein air. I walked through my neighbors beautiful yard, and decided to paint the lavender again. It and the yellow daylilies had filled out and blossomed more than when I first painted this scene and the direct sunshine enhanced the color more than before. Again, I love strong contrasts-complementary colors, purple and yellow and the shadowed areas and green tree against the sunlit areas. 

4 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

lOVELY colors...This has a whole "NEW" Look...It's bright and illuminated = )

Susan B. Landis said...

You have a lovely series going on!

Cecelia Lyden said...

Sue-I noticed the change in the look, too. I think it was the surface-the other painting was done on the back of a restretched piece of canvas-a little coarse-this one was painted on a smooth panel.

Cecelia Lyden said...

Thanks Sue-easy to get over to the source of my inspiration.