Saturday, February 1, 2014

SHINY THINGS

One of my most recent watercolors, "Shiny Things." I was challenging myself to work with glass and silver.  It was so fun that I did another.

This one is "Shiny Things Two."   Both are available for purchase here.

More shiny things.  Cindy Loo Who and I escaped and took our snowshoes to Harriman State Park.  The weather was perfect. The sun was making dappled shadows on the fresh snow as we walked along getting in some good chat time.

Even the ducks and swans were enjoying the sun.

We saw squirrel tracks, bunny tracks, mouse tracks and then this big trail groomer left a BIG set of tracks for the cross country skiers.

12 comments:

Delores said...

Glass, shine, sparkle, reflection...all hard things to capture in paint. You did an amazing job.

Joanne Noragon said...

I cannot imagine translating three dimensions into two, and recognizably, too.
My grandma kept a flat bowl with short, rounded sides, full of marbles. When she broke up housekeeping she gave me a bag full. I have one left.

Terry and Linda said...

You are an outstanding artist, Leenie! Like Delores says capturing shine is hard.

Linda
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jeanie said...

I love number three (and the wording on the jar in the background - beautiful)

I cannot imagine that amount of snow!

jeanie said...

And that should have read "number two" - sheesh, my brain needs coffee.

Val said...

OOH! I was ready to reach in and grab that big green one in the top picture. Fantastic!

Anzu said...

Your pictures of glass balls have beautiful colors miraculously.
So wonderful ! w(*゚o゚*)w So fantastic !

frayedattheedge said...

Fabulous paintings, and super pictures of the snow (and that's as close as I want to get to snow!!)

jenny_o said...

Beautiful paintings! Must be hard to get the shine right but you've done it.

Carla said...

So very, very talented!
Is it a good thing or a bad thing when the grooming machine gets on the trails (for snowshoeing)?

Leenie B said...

Carla: The people on snowshoes are instructed to stay off the tracks set for diagonal cross country and the wide level areas groomed for skate-skiers. That leaves the small areas between that are often kind of rough; but snowshoes have the advantage of not really needing a groomed track--kind of like the advantage of mountain bike over street bike.

Alica said...

That looks like a great place to cross country ski! I've never done it, but it sounds and looks like fun and great exercise!