Friday, August 20, 2010

Pastel: Summer on the Rideau River

I'm pretty happy with this one considering the amount of green in it :) The reference picture was taken during my last trip to Canada. It is a small and very charming town close to Ottawa called Manotick.

Pastel on primed mat board, 8 x 10"

8 comments:

Jeannette Cuevas said...

Johanne, I love this piece! My favorite part is where you can see the strokes of the primed board beneath the blue water. It's just beautiful!

liz wiltzen said...

Wow, the texture in this piece is so effective, I feel like I could dive right on in to that water. Fantastic piece Johanne!

BJ said...

Oh, what happy memories. I recognized this picture immediately, even without the comment. It is a wonderful representation of the scene.

Johanne Morin said...

Jeannette, thanks. Can you tell I'm having fun with this primed surface :)

Johanne Morin said...

Liz, thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment on my blog, I appreciate it.

Johanne Morin said...

Thanks BJ; happy memories indeed. I will keep that place in mind for plein air painting...

Donna Crosby said...

Nice One Johanne I love the greens and the reflections.

Johanne Morin said...

Thanks Donna!