Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Marsh Reflections", plein air oil landscape painting, Sharon Lynn Williams

"Marsh Reflections", plein air oil painting, 9 x 12"
$575.00 framed in a dark plein air frame, FREE S&H

This is the last plein air piece I did before going off to Diamond Willow. Since then I have spent 3 days painting there and then 4 days painting and hiking at Lake O'Hara, and yes, the weather was perfect for almost all of it. I got back on Friday night with tired legs from all the vertical at O'Hara, and then on Saturday my hubby and I and a bunch of friends hiked up Burstall Pass, which was equivalent (according to my hubby) to 3-4 times up and down the Calgary Tower and walking from my house to get there. Needless to say, my legs were rubber and I fell into bed when we got home, and I didn't post, but I know you will forgive me. I am here now, and have a bunch of paintings from my past week to share with you in the coming week, so stay tuned.

Workshop Lesson #16: This will be my last workshop lesson, but I will continue to give tips and helpful techniques as I continue to learn and grow as an artist, so I hope you will continue to find this blog helpful in your own artistic journey. The last lesson is that confidence in painting shows! So make confident marks that are as right as you can make them at the time. You can change it if it turns out to be wrong, just proceed with a light touch with the succeeding layers to avoid losing the freshness of the plein air strokes. And finally, don't play with the brush strokes you put down in the field before you step back to see if they read already. I am always surprised at how distance can clarify things.

Enjoy!

To purchase this, or commission your own painting, please email me.

14 comments:

Gary said...

Hi Sharon,
I discovered your blog via Carol Marine's site. My heart shouted for joy when I saw your work. Perhaps I was biased that you had a Welsh surname! But, apart from that the shear joy of you work is insiring, and that's before reading your tips etc.
I will be returning many times I'm sure to look over your shoulder at your latest adventure.

Gary Hiscott (almost daily painter)
www.hiscott.blogspot.com

Denise R said...

Very nice work Sharon! I found your blog from a link from Carol Marine's and have sat for the last hour reading all the way back to the beginning! I love your posts and they are very helpful to me. I am really interested in your sketching technique and so wish I lived nearby for a class! I look forward to following your work since I have now found your blog.

Cindy Revell said...

Such lovely lush colour in your paintings. Your work has changed, it's gotten richer with more exciting brushwork. Love it.

Ann Rogers said...

Get ready for a ton of comments since Carol Marine has referenced your site on her blog. Hope everyone will do as I did and read all the way through your comments. And by going even beyond, you can see the marked improvement in your brushstrokes, looseness and color choices. Great site, thanks for sharing your lessons learned and comments.

Sharon Webster said...

I wanted to thank you for your comments. I follow Carol Marine's blog, but have never taken her class. I love that I would never have seen your work, which is just lovely, without that connection. I will continue to follow you, and hope to follow your advice to stay confident.

Sue Furrow said...

Hi Sharon, I just found your blog by clicking a link from Carol Marine's blog. So glad Ifound you - I love your work and will be reading the rest of your lessons after I subscribe to your blog!
Happy Trails

Lisa Daria said...

I'm popping by due to Carol Marine's suggestion - Love your work! I can't wait for a little more time to go through all the postings, I just happened on 'Breakthrough' and the recent ones, I love what you are doing - and love seeing the timeline of your work.

Sharon said...

Wow, I am just blown away by the overwhelming response to my blog! Thank you all, my dear artist brothers and sisters, who have given so freely of your encouragement and taken the time to write a comment. I hope you stay tuned to see what is around the corner!

Jo Castillo said...

I popped over from Carol Marine's site as well. I love your work and appreciate reading your tips.

We spent summers in Canada for about 10 years and miss the country and the people. You live in a very special place.

Sue Furrow said...

Hi again Sharon, Just a note to let ya know I blogged about you and there's a link to your blog. I have a few readers and I wanted them to see your work. Hope you don't mind!

Deltra Powney said...

I also found you through Carol's blog. I took in her workshop last year at Red Deer College. I am still inspired by it. Now, I am so glad to have made the connection with a fellow Albertain blogger. I am inspired and look forward to going back through your archives as well as seeing new posts.

Sharon said...

Hi Sue: That is great! That is what this whole blogging thing is about. You got here due to Carol, and now others will go to your site because you visited mine. I checked out your work and I really like your paintings with birds in them. Very original and wonderful.

Claudia Finn said...

really georgeous color on this landscape-so luminous!!your blog is fantastic!!

Sharon said...

Thank you Claudia! How kind you are.