The colors at the lake are changing rapidly. The violets are giving way to greens and rose blush. It's an exciting time of year. My different way of working is helping me. Each time I arrive at the scene I take time to observe and just write down exactly what I see, rather than start painting. I must admit it's a difficult thing to do since I can't wait to paint and the light is just perfect and changing fast. It's a good discipline though. After the light changes I now rely on my notes.
Now to the postcard.......
First a thank you to folks with written comments:
I have posted their blog links. If you don't know their blog, please take a moment to check it out. These artists are doing great stuff. From Janelle's luminous landscapes to Mario's Pastel News to Sam's dogs and things to Jala's serene abstracts to Casey's well watched "The Colorist," they all all making art news. I can go on and on. All are interesting, worthwhile blogs. (PS the gray ones are links)
Thank you to emailers and verbal commenters, all very numerous. Carolyn, the person who helped me with the creation of a press release, made astute comments that Katherine reiterated. They swayed the vote. Two images are being worked with for the postcard at this point are:
Buttercups and Needwood. The show is about the transition times of light, dawn, dusk, and twilight. And a postcard image needs to be eye catching and recognizable....enough to make a person want to look twice it eliminated slough (my personal fave.) It's funny too that I had to eliminate daisies/mom... it was too personal. It is named Hope and Longing and was painted for my Mom who fought cancer and died.
The graphics people will take over from here and decisions will be made based on other factors I am not able to fully explain.
Once and THANK YOU!!! xxooo Loriann