Art in Motion: Landscape Painting

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Let your heart travel lightly. Because what you bring with you becomes part of the landscape. – Anne Bishop

Original Landscape Painting by Stephanie Hopkins

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Art Sunday: Edma Morisot – Spring Landscape with Peasant on a Pond

Random Writings on the Bathroom Wall

Edma Morisot (1839–1921) was a French artist and the older sister of the Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot.

Edma’s landscape paintings were strongly influenced by the Barbizon style of her instructors, such as Corot. She painted numerous landscapes, but in 1863 she also turned to portraiture. That year, she painted a remarkable portrait of her sister Berthe (now in a private collection), which shows her concentrating in front of her canvas.


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Rocky Falls: Underpainting


You’ve previously seen my initial “thumbnail” sketches for my current oil painting WIP — work in progress — and you’ve seen the larger value study I made of the scene. Now, having considered composition and having studied the lights and darks, I’ve moved on to create an underpainting of the scene.

This is one of those “paintings” — unfinished though it is — that probably looks better from a distance than from up close. It is intended to be a “road map” of values in the painting. If you compare it closely to the value sketch I made, you’ll see that I didn’t follow it exactly. I also brushed in some indication of the wooded area in the background.

Underpainting is a part of the oil painting process that I sometimes use, sometimes don’t use. I should use it more often, I think. It seems that when I take time…

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Spring in the Woods

Wish I were there now!

Teri Malo Studio

TM9646 Spring in the Woods 36×44 oil on panel

The woods are a sacred place in so many ways – a place to refresh and unwind, a vital habitat, a generator of oxygen and trap for carbon, a protector and filter for aquifers. My paintings are a way of honoring their importance to all life and a way to bring the woods into my heart and home. The trees are among my heroes. Details below. Enjoy.

TM9646 Spring in the Woods – detail from upper left

TM9646 Spring in the Woods – detail from center

TM9646 Spring in the Woods – detail from left side

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