Monday, March 12, 2012


Some time ago I spent a few days painting in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. Wonderful landscape and really inspiring views for the tops of some of the mountains that I climbed. This scene was on one of the many inland lakes just before sunrise. A truly magical time and the haunting song of a Hermit Thrush singing in the forest nearby really brought the experience that much closer to heaven. This oil is 12" X 16". SOLD


john said...

A very beautiful painting. Were you tempted to put a loon on the water? How about the mosquito numbers there?

John Holmes said...

I agree with the other John that it must be tempting to put other elements into the composition..

As an artist, you obviously know when not to !

Jeremy Pearse said...

Thanks John, actually I wasn't tempted to add anything else to this one. Usually when I do a landscape painting, it has to stand alone on its own merit. Sometimes though I do paint one and plan on adding some birds or the like, but somehow they don't seem to make it into the scene. Usually though it is more about what to choose to leave out and sometimes I move things around trying to get the best composition. BTW, mosquito numbers were few, blackflies were the problem but not too many of them (thankfully).