Monday, February 6, 2012

The Joy Of Landscape Painting

Painting landscape scenes either on site, from memory or invented from within has been a thrilling experience for me, and the excitement continues. Seeing a scene and immediately visualizing how it could look as a painting is emotionally stirring, or as they say the juices of creativity start flowing. How does this happen?

For me it can start from a walk in a new location, especially in the afternoon when the sun creates magic with the scene. Visiting a new location and seeing the effect of a sunset scene as I recently did at my visit to Blue Cypress Lake in Florida is a perfect example of getting ideas for future paintings.

Photo of Blue Cypress Lake Swamp