Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Swamp Trestle



For a lager image, Please click on photo.
I have had three paintings going at once and was able to put what I belive to be the finishing touches on this one this am. This is a scene that I painted about a year and a half ago in acrylics and always felt like I didn't capture the moodiness of the piece or the softness of the humidity in the distant trees. I tightened up the crop and painted it larger.
Thanks for looking. Comments always welcome.

8 comments:

Michael Chesley Johnson, PSA said...

Beautiful, Les. I think you captured the moodiness just right.

Ryan Evans said...

Love the relections

Ryan

Jennifer McChristian said...

Lovely! You've nailed the 'swampesque' atmosphere.
The muted, neutral colors creates mood and mystery

Bart said...

Fine composition Less! Interesting contrast between the hard lines of the bridge and the soft natural background. Nice that the bridge itself goes more or less from dark to light, creating a focus point this way. The light and shadow gives the scene the calm feel that I would connect to a river in nature.

He! And I like the header on your blog! :)

les lull said...

Thanks Michael. Tried to excercise alot of restraint in this piece.

les lull said...

Thanks Ryan. That is a part of the painting I always enjoy.

les lull said...

I am always honored when you take the time to comment Jennifer. I have been really working on subduing my color. Thanks.

les lull said...

Thanks Bart. I always enjoy your carefful thoughtful comments. Thanks for the comment on the header.