Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mountain Meadow


This is a meadow on top of a beautiful mountain in Alabama near a quaint little village called Mentone. I push myself to paint landscapes because I feel they are my weakest paintings. My love is figurative work but I love being outside and painting en plein air and it is a challenge. 9x12 oil on linen.

10 comments:

Art with Liz said...

Ohmygosh if you have trouble with plein air and can produce paintings like this ... dare I even try???

n. rhodes harper said...

Shush Liz your paintings are wonderful! thanks friend.

Celeste Bergin said...

..I agree about the "having to push yourself" thing. I still feel that about landscape. Your push is paying off.
beautifully warm and inviting.

n. rhodes harper said...

Thanks so much Celeste. Coming from you it is a great compliment!

L.Holm said...

I love the warms in this. It's beautiful!

Vern Schwarz said...

Nancy, welcome back to the land of the painter. Great job on a not so self inspiring subject. You can handle anything that comes your way beautifully.

n. rhodes harper said...

Thanks so much L. Holm, my young teacher friend Elio Camacho is always telling me to warm things up because I usually lean on the cool side. Thanks for your kind comment and it makes me feel like I am on the right track!

n. rhodes harper said...

My painting buddy Vern! Thanks so much! Gotta keep on keepin' on and by golly sometimes it works. Thanks friend.

bj said...

I also love your warm landscapes. Maybe you can come up to North Georgia sometime and paint with some of us. We're having a paintout on September 19th & 20th and we'd love to have you join us.

n. rhodes harper said...

Thanks so much BJ I will look into coming for the paintout. I will send you an email for details. Are you cooming to Huntsville for Elio's workshop?