Friday, October 14, 2011

FIRST LIGHT - WESTRIDGE FARM

With this small painting I tried to capture the beginning of a new day. Both the dawn and dusk landscape are important times for me as an artist as I seem to respond to the landscape with a greater sense of depth and meaning during these times than at any other. I'm still working hard trying to capture exactly how I truly feel when out painting and transferring all this into my work. I'll be out a lot more now that it is a bit cooler as the fall always has some of the most spectacular skies of any season. This oil is 9" X 12".

8 comments:

Carrie'sCreations said...

Absolutely love this!!! Reminds me so much of my roots in Southern Illinois! Nothing like a farm and a sunrise!

Peter Brown said...

Love the painting Jeremy. I have to admit, this isn't a time of day I'm particularly familiar with. I must try it sometime!

john said...

A lovely, little painting. Is this a studio piece? Or did you brave the early morning, nippy air and paint outdoors with this one?

John said...

Dawn and dusk; both magical times of the day.

Jeremy Pearse said...

Carrie, thank you! I'm still trying to come to grips with the American landscape even though I have lived here for over 20 years! Note to self- must get out more!

Jeremy Pearse said...

Thanks Peter! I am not that familiar with the dawn either but having birdwatched for so many years now, I am a little more used to getting up before the sun. Still it is a bit of a strain!

Jeremy Pearse said...

John I did this one in the studio but now that it is not as hot as it has been, I'll be out painting more.

Jeremy Pearse said...

John, couldn't agree more!