Friday, February 17, 2012

SPRING EVENING NEAR QUIMBY BRIDGE

A few years ago I spent some time with a friend driving about the South Virginian waterways looking at the sights, exploring backwaters and painting. It was a memorable time and important for me as it made me appreciate the Eastern Shore and brought an understanding to my work that hadn't been there before. This is one of the paintings to come out of that trip and I remember some amazing sunsets that has inspired me to paint more skies. In this work, I have concentrated more on the reflection of the late evening clouds and kept the colors reduced to a limited palette. For me, there is no better experience than being out in nature seeing things first-hand and now that the weather is beginning to warm up, I'll be out painting that much more. This oil is 9" X 12". SOLD.

6 comments:

john said...

I love the reflections on the lake. Good work.

John said...

This reminds me of going fishing with my Dad near Newport News, Virginia, in about 1967... lovely colours...

Candace X. Moore said...

Jeremy, Love your point of view, really pushing the horizon line far up or down. This skyscape is very successful. Best, Candace.

Jeremy Pearse said...

John, thanks for the comments, I'm glad you like the reflections as I found this part of the painting quite difficult to do.

Jeremy Pearse said...

John, I never knew!! What took you to the US?

Jeremy Pearse said...

Candace, thanks for the comment. I'm trying to do something different with my landscape paintings but it's a struggle.