Friday, August 17, 2007

IF: Visitors (also my first en plein air painting)


This is the first painting I completed outdoors. It is a 12X18 inches acrylic on canvas painted at the Tree House in the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, Cleveland.
I feel at peace when I am here. Apart from nature lovers, frequent visitors who come to this tree house are, downy woodpeckers, robins, cedar waxwings, cardinals and a host of other beautiful birds.

34 comments:

Balaji S Rajan said...

That is superb! I liked the light part in this picture. Do you normally take a picture and then draw it or be there and draw spontaneously?

anitha shalini said...

Arvind ..its splendid - the Sunlight filtering through the lush green foliage coudn't have been captured better. Awesome!!

Nithya Swaminathan said...

Awesome stuff. the lighting and shadows are lovely. And the woods are gorgeous.

Jo said...

Great job Arvindh! I loved that sunlight effect on the trees! Super cool work!!

Vinod Khare said...

Amazing work!!

Suji said...

Amazing and awesome!!! The play of shadows and light is wonderful. I think this is one of your best works so far. You are getting better and better. I really liked this, maybe its so green. :)

SusuPetal said...

The light and the shadows blend beautifully, you can almost here the song of the birds in this picture.

Josh (musarter) said...

Beautiful painting. Even though it is scanned it still has great color. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

susan said...

very pretty use of light! keep going on your plein airs!

Rabbit said...

Thankd for the comment. Im glad you found it funny im not quite happy eith it yet. The rest of the series can be found at billsnail.com

I love your painting the light in it is amazing and makes me think of mornings in Africa after it has rained.

Rabbit said...

sorry, I made alot of typos in that last message :)

carla said...

This is really beautiful! I love the green foliage and the treatment of light through the leaves. Good job!!!!

Ginger*:)* said...

Beautiful. The light and tone are exceptional.

murphy girl said...

lovely, must have been a wonderful experience

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Wow! Lots of detail for plein air! It is nice you have pulled in your own style to what looks like a very lovely place

revatechnic said...

hey awesome stuff.... really..i can actually feel being there..
cool..

the heartful blogger said...

Wow, such beautiful rich greens!

Jenni said...

Awesome blog you have here. Really nice paintings.
Keep it up.

Ujwala said...

great work arvindh! the tree house looks like a truly peaceful place and you can feel the light filtering through. it must've felt super sitting there an painting.

imwithsully said...

I would love to see this place in person. Your painting makes me want to visit.

arxo said...

thank you for your comments...

I hope you continue visiting this beautiful tree-house and producing great art...

faeorain said...

Beautiful work! I could easily understand why you would feel at peace there...what a wonderful place.

Focus_ret said...

Lovely lighting, yet I can feel the cool shade. Beautifully done.

jrose said...

wow, i really love your work. as all have posted, you've really captured the light, i feel peaceful just gazing into it! thanks for your post on my site, so appreciate the support!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very beautiful. Looks like an awesome place. I'm at peace in nature too.

Chickengirl said...

it does look very peaceful. Lovely!

Gerson do Amaral said...

Thanks for the comment! Very good work too. I´d liked your style!

Arkonbey said...

Nicely done. You very much captured the light on the trees and the light through the beams on the decking. It is nearly perfect coloring. The composition is very well chosen as well.

I do feel that there is something missing with the rest of the piece. The light promises contrast, but the rest of the piece has nearly the same value. It isn't so much of a problem at the small size, but makes itself apparent when enlarged.

Monica said...

Very impressive painting! I'm always amazed and inspired by people who are able to paint outdoors. Great work!

Sarah said...

I really like the lighting and texture on this painting. It looks luscious. :)

ego said...

I like it! I am interesting in painting out doors too, but i am not very good at this yet!
Thank you for your comment!

Durga said...

WOW. all of your art is absolutely deep and wonderful. Thanks for sharing :)

South Ocean said...

The shadow and lighting are excellent! Really nice painting :)

Mad Guru said...

It's so much more fun to paint on location. I like the detail and looseness of this one. More contrast (darker shadows etc) might give it more depth.