anonyrrie: Illustration Friday - Farm

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Illustration Friday - Farm


As Summer into Autumn slips
And yet we sooner say
"The Summer" than "the Autumn," lest
We turn the sun away,

And almost count it an Affront
The presence to concede
Of one however lovely, not
The one that we have loved --

So we evade the charge of Years
On one attempting shy
The Circumvention of the Shaft
Of Life's Declivity.

-Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

(work-in-progress: acrylic on 18" x 20" gallery wrapped canvas)

63 Comments:

Blogger Chuang Shyue Chou said...

This is fabulous! There is a feel about it. Edward Hopper in the wilderness? I don't know. It is moody yet... I can't quite describe the feeling.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

beautiful work -

12:51 PM  
Blogger buep said...

Very nice picture!

1:10 PM  
Blogger Majeak Ann said...

so..peaceful..a beautiful place.
-Marjorie

1:20 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

So beautiful and peaceful!!

2:10 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

I love the simplicity and clean-ness of this. It's very harmonious. If you're adding more be careful not to overwork it!

2:59 PM  
Blogger trophiogrande said...

Nice piece! Can't wait to see what it will look like done!

3:07 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Beautiful Carla. It reminds me so much of so many of the farms I grew up near in Pennsylvania.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Natura said...

Beautiful, charming landscape!

3:12 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

Beautiful

5:21 PM  
Blogger mrs. b. said...

a beautiful painting... i can feel that autumn chill... : )

8:07 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

I turn into a blubbering idiot when I see your paintings....but I have to tell you how very much I love these...I mean I really feel deeply moved by them and if you ever sell them or prints of them I would love to know.

You are so talented!

Love to you pretty one.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

The shadows in this painting seem to set the mood, I really like the way you painted the grasses in the field like they are swirling in the wind. Wonderful!

10:44 PM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Ah, yes.

2:40 AM  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

lovely painting; very golden - fall has arrived?

4:39 AM  
Blogger kg said...

wow - this is really great. i especially love the swirly (not sure what else to call it) "texture" of the ground. i can't wait to see the finished piece.

i haven't been here in a while, but i really dig the paintings you've posted recently.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Jessica Wong said...

Wow! This is such a nice view of a farm, Carla. Can't wait to see the final artwork.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

I love the swirly shadows of the clouds on the ground. This is truly gorgeous. I think it might be done as is!

2:00 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Quiet-it is so much the essence of this painting-the quiet and the soft evening light, realy a beautiful piece of work,
Beautiful!

2:06 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

That is so pleasing and brings so much warmth and movement. Really love the handling off the clouds and the the shadows of the trees in the center background. This has such an essence of autumn, for sure.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Robert McLaughlin said...

Carla, this is the best. Reminds me of an old master's painting. Robert

6:30 PM  
Blogger Loni said...

Beautiful! The colors are so flowing and subtle. Nice choice of fall colors. I love it! The Dickinson poem is a perfect match. Nice job!

7:04 PM  
Blogger Random York said...

Wow! This has atmosphere! Really good!

8:47 PM  
Blogger melba said...

I know you must be busy with school starting up. Hope you are well. :)

Love the deep tones of this; alot of depth.
XOXO,
Melba

9:15 PM  
Blogger KaRLa said...

is so beautiful a landscape, full of peace, what a farm really is

10:42 PM  
Blogger kerry said...

this is really beautiful. i love the poem you chose to put with it also.

12:06 AM  
Blogger String said...

So far this is my favorite of all! I can really feel it in my heart, the expansiveness and still the homey cultivated feeling. I lived for years in country like this!

3:39 AM  
Blogger susan said...

i love the freedom of strokes and colors here carla... i wouldn't go much further. like it a whole lot!

7:51 AM  
Blogger Frizz said...

Beautiful feeling. Nice colors. Reminds me of my favorite place.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love the colors and hint of texture in the fields and the amazingly believable clouds, wonderful, lovely work. Mary :-D

12:22 PM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

And I love the Emily Dicinson poems, too!

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Meltem Sozer said...

Beautiful painting with lovely colors. Very nice work Carla.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

Lovely!! That looks like somewhere around here!

2:39 PM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

This is one of your best and one of my favorites....even as a work in progess it has the serenity and beauty that comes with the end of summer and the peaceful passing into autumn.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

You are quickly mastering landscapes, Carla. This one really reminds me of the Hudson River Valley School masters' works. Perfect poetic compliment by Ms. Dickinson!

4:44 PM  
Blogger LDahl said...

The last breath before the season changes is the most beautiful breath of all. Well and faithfully done my friend, all the strokes that follow on this one, will be for effect only.

7:16 PM  
Blogger modroom said...

A gently sweeping season of change, it's so well done.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Ahh the wedding has kept me away to long but what a feast for my eyes to see your painting. it has been awesome watching the progression of you getting back into painting. this is very calming and makes me long for Autumn.

8:18 AM  
Anonymous Sea Angel said...

Wonderful!

8:49 AM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Gorgeously bucolic!

12:41 PM  
Blogger RonniHall said...

Carla, I really like the swirl of the land on the right. There is such movement in this picture and yet the overall feeling is so calming. very nice. I also just read your profile. I didn't realize you were a fellow combo writer/artist! Cheers!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

It's gorgeous, as usual. You are making the world a better place. :-)

5:34 PM  
Blogger constanthing said...

Wow this already looks like a masterpiece!

9:12 PM  
Blogger sammo said...

I like your color choices. I like your use of shadows too.

9:33 PM  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

Wow Carla, this is stunning!! Reminds me of the old masters...

6:07 AM  
Blogger ~Gina said...

A lovely poem to go with a lovely painting. Gorgeous colors! I want to run barefoot through the fields with my arms reaching for the sky. :)

8:39 AM  
Blogger georg said...

Yes, just so peaceful and beautiful can life be at the country in the late sommer...

3:44 PM  
Anonymous mishka said...

Wow this is georgous just the way it is!
I can't wait to see it finished.

1:14 AM  
Anonymous hartini said...

As always, amazing!! :) It has a feeling to it - peaceful... yet a bit sad - maybe coz of the space and distance... but a beautiful piece no doubt.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Lu*** said...

Hi Carla! in your farm the autumn is coming in a calm way. Pretty :)

8:14 AM  
Blogger Wee Cottage said...

Wow, I really love this painting. It think it's one of my favorites that I've seen you create. There is just something really wonderful about it.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

This is beautiful, It does has a Hooper feel to it!! I can feel the fresh air in your painting!

6:11 PM  
Blogger silverlight said...

I really like all the paintings. They are very impresionistic-expressionistic. But very individual.
You are most talented.

2:31 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

i'm loving this farm Carla! Emily Dickinson is one of my faves!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

this is such a peaceful scene… and a beautiful piece of work…

11:41 PM  
Blogger DEW said...

Still a "work in progress"? It's absolutely beautiful as it is! All your paintings have such an incredible "peace" to them. You also have a talent of picking just the right poem to go with your paintings! Thank you for your lovely comments on my posting. It is great appreciated from such a fine artist as yourself! Have a great weekend!

9:28 AM  
Blogger frank h said...

this work is wonderful right now, Carla!

you are reaching a peaceful atmosphere - such a nice colors - really beautiful!

clap clap clap!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Shano said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS! Reminds me of growing up in Michigan. So beautiful and moody.

4:10 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

what a nice simple landscape that is beautifully rendered! i couldn't resist staring at it.. almost daydreaming with it..

2:50 AM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

I really thought I mentioned how beautiful this is already! However, I can not find my comment in this huge-o list. So if I just missed it and am commenting twice. .please forgive me. Your landscapes are just luscious! Those colors - that orange/brown is wonderful. The little lake peaking out in the back. Gorgeous!

1:45 PM  
Blogger bruno côrte said...

nice landscape...

11:17 AM  
Blogger Claudio Cerri said...

Very wonderful painting. You have talent.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous AscenderRisesAbove said...

another gorgeous landscape - plein aire?

10:42 PM  

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