Pleasant Run Bridge


pleasant-run-bridgeThis painting is the one I was doing on my April 19 post called “En Plein Air.”  It is of the bridge over Pleasant Run, a stream running through Indianapolis.  Note the way that certain colors portray light and shadow.  The sunlit part of the stream and rocks have a yellowish glow, while the shadowy part in the foreground has a blue or violet shade.  Atmospheric perspective gives depth.  The tree on the left appears to be in front of the bridge.  The woods in the distance underneath are painted with less detail and color intensity.  I wanted the viewer to be able to imagine walking down the stream.

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May 14, 2009

Jennifer @ 7:40 pm #

Once again I loved the commentary in the emails. I hope you are saving them! I like how the areas in shadow have a blue tone to them and the areas in the sun have a more yellow tone.

Christine Roach @ 8:58 pm #

I think this is a very pretty painting. I really like it.

May 15, 2009

Susie @ 7:32 pm #

You did it! It makes me want to walk along the stream and enjoy the sunshine and spring air. Nice job!!

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