Friday, August 29, 2008

Cottage Garden in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, Canada

"Cottage Garden"- Copyrighted © 2008 by Linda Warner Constantino. oil on linen panel - 9" by 12".

This is a larger painting that I did from a smaller plein air study. Many plein air painters work this way. They get a feel for light and color on site and then take photos. Working from both the photos and the small study help to create the larger painting. Quite frankly working small for so long made this a bit of a leap for me.

I was walking down the street in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, Canada and this garden view just appeared after passing a large hedge.I loved the way the light and shade were hitting it and the quaint little cottage or potting shed in the background.


Dona S said...

This painting is beautiful; I love the light and shadow and the luscious color.
I haven't checked in to your blog in a while. But I do enjoy your work.
Thank you!

E. Floyd said...

I like this painting, it is a perfect image for starting the holiday weekend!

Vickie said...

I'm loving all of your paintings from Canada. It makes me want to pack up and take a trip, or maybe I'll just paint.

Linda Warner Constantino said...

Dona, Elizabeth, and Vickie,
Thank you all for your nice comments! I am glad this painting resonates for all of you. I tried to capture what I liked about the scene.