Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New painting....

Last July, Susan, on her blog, posted a picture of this scene she took in an area near her home in Nova Scotia. (Lucky Susan, no?) I loved the photograph so much, I asked her permission to paint it.....and she said YES. Took me a while to get started, but now, finally, it's done.
(I did move the ship/boat a little for composition purposes.) The paint used is tempera and the size is 29" x 21". I really loved working on it. 
(You can click on it to enlarge it.)
Thanks so much Susan!!!!!!!!

Note: Mr. Downeastdoingstuff photographed it for me. He is improving baby steps at a time. Seems to find it hard to fill his day, now that I, his major source of pathetic entertainment, am back at work. It's very hard to do anything. His mind wants to do things that his body is not ready to do. But he'll get there, right Don??

16 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful, beautiful !! as are all your paintings. And yes I am very lucky to live in such a heavenly place and since meeting the cowboy I get to stay. Hooray. Happy to hear the Mr. is on the mend. Much love S & les Gang

Sarah Laurence said...

It was fun to see the original photo with your painting. You made some well thought changes for the composition. It’s interesting to hear about you method.

Good to hear that Mr. D. is on the mend. It will take time.

Lois Grebowski said...

what a wonderful painting!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wonderful painting. I just love all your work.

And Don says, yes, Mark will get to the point where his body will allow him to do what he wants. :-) It seems a slow process and then one day you realize you are doing a lot more. I bet he missed his entertainment - maybe he should take up painting. :-)

Balisha said...

Love that painting.Do you have your paintings hanging in your house? Just wondered.
Balisha

Birdman...Be cool....before too long you'll have to take out the garbage.
Balisha

BumbleVee said...

You did a great job with Susan's seaside photo....

take it easy Mr. Downeast... you will be doing more than you want to do and soon enough....

marion said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Alisha

http://sketchingdrawing.com

luthien said...

this is fantastic!!! it looks like a photograph ... OMG!!!

Pam said...

Same as your wonderful painting...step by step should bring an excellent result for Mr.Doweastdoingstuff.What we have in our mind's eye takes the body a while to accomplish. Congratulations to two great achievers, and thanks Elenka for your recent visits and lovely comments.

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Elenka this is gorgeous, you are truly one talented girl!! I admire people that can paint as beautifully as you. I have no patience for it but love paintings and art!! You are a truly talented one, beautiful!!!
So glad Mr. Downeastdoingstuff is improving!! Baby steps are frustrating when you start to feel better, but baby steps are good. :) Have a happy day!!
hugs ♥ Teresa

Eva Gallant said...

Absolutely lovely!

Heleen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your paintings they are really beautiful!!

Fearless Nester said...

I meant to leave a message the first time I read this post and must have been interrupted or something. Anyway, just came back to look at this painting again. It's really something to see the photo and then see how you've captured it on canvas. It's simply beautiful.

Kathleen said...

I love all your paintings, Elenka. Just add this to the list. Glad to hear the Hub is doing better, although slowly. All things in time. Hoping total recovery is not far away.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

That's lovely! You have captured the photograph and then some! Glad your man is hanging in there and making improvement daily, even if a bit lost without you...

brattcat said...

I love the new painting, E. It's fascinating to see how the image is transformed from photograph to paint. Hope, a week after posting this, Birdman's baby steps are getting a little bigger. I talked to a man on the train who was 4 1/2 months past his heart surgery and he had some very interesting things to say.