Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Water's Edge


 Water's Edge, SOLD, 12x16 Oil
It has warmed up here, but this post goes back in time...to a most patient painting started in October '08. The water's low-lights had plenty of time to dry. Today I gave her highlights, and she feels new again.
I hadn't been here, so this pier with a view from the water was a pleasant surprise. An interesting note about this location- there is a small amphitheater built along the shore. Some local painting friends remember spending entertaining evenings there as a child, pre-tv.

My time-travel fans...should really dig this....an ancient amphitheater at Caesarea, on the Mediterranean Sea.

13 comments:

☼ FRANCE ☼ said...

Bonjour et bien c'est avec un grand plaisir que je regarde tes photos et j'adore j'adore les pierres superbes photos bravo

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is beautiful Jill, it has a very impressionist feel, say Monet or Prendergast!

Gwen Bell said...

It takes a very special Artist to improve on nature, and you've done it here. Stunning! Love the water and the movement of the whole piece.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Lovely! The ripples in the water has been painted beautifully!

Jill Berry said...

Thanks from ~FRANCE~ (I wish)...
I mean Thanks for you're kindness sent from France!

Dana- That's a terrific compliment!
I just noticed that Prendergast is part of "An American Season" show along with Sargent. Gotta set my sights on Houston before May.

Thanks Gwen, a very special artist in your own right. (You should come to Houston to the show)!

Ramesh, Thank you.
(a member of my family will soon visit your country... I'll have to make sure she has plenty of memory in her camera.)

Karen said...

In this piece I most love the texture of the water as contrasted with that soft texture in the grasses...it gives it a great separation and dimension, and also a restfulness somehow.

pre-tv...must have been nice in some ways...imagine all you'd get done!

Crescendo said...

Beautiful works and happy new Year !

Cindy said...

Very beautiful. I agree with Gwen Bell - you are a very talented artist. The whole painting is fantastic but I love that sky.

Cindy

Sadia Hussain said...

Jill you've captured the spirit of the scene very nicely! Beautiful!

Gary Keimig said...

I too thought of Monet when I saw it. Like the colors and the way you handled them. You said you resurected the painting? Was it adding the color scheme? If so you did a great job.

Jill Berry said...

Thank you for commenting...
the texture...
the sky...
the spirit...
the colors...
I appreciate your kindness!

Gary-
To complete the painting, I added a layer on the water to lighten it, except for where the tree is reflecting. I left that area dark.

Luzia said...

Jill, I love your "water"-pictures!
If I see them, I feel like on holidays..... Luzia.

Francisco Dominguez said...

Me gusta tu obra, tu estilo, ese modo tan directo, tan impactante de expresar sentimientos, llenos de vida, de color.
Enhorabuena artista.