Friday, June 27, 2008

"Community Garden"- Sold

Copyrighted ©2008 by Linda Warner Constantino. Oil on belgian linen on board - 5"h by7"wide. Click on image to see larger view.

I guess you could say I am "garden hopping" these days. This is a community garden located in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island. There are lots of small plots packed with vegetables and wildflowers and enclosed by an electric fence becasue the deer are rather ferocious down here.

This was another view that required a lot of visual sorting.Since I started painting at 7 am the sun was casting a long golden light across the gardens.

I was re-reading Lanscape Painting Inside & Out by Kevin Macpershon and found this quote that sums up my feelings about small plein air painting,"Loose painterly painting is by no means sloppy. On the contrary, it involves selectivity and an underlying excellence in drawing. A painterly stroke reduces many details to a poetic brush mark that expresses more with less. Objects are revealed with spots of color. The quick application of paint is largely due to to the speed necessary to capture fast-changing outdoor conditions."

1 comment:

Vickie said...

Very pretty. Loose and bright. Definately not sloppy. I've put you on my favorites list. I hope that's O.K. with you.