Saturday, February 23, 2013

Peaceful Meadow Landscape # 14 after Kevin MacPherson

12 X 16 inch oil on stretched canvas.

This is the last painting in my series of painting from Kevin MacPherson's books.  I like it the best of all that I have done.  I really feel like I have learned a lot by this project.  My paintings don't look like his, but  using his paintings as a reference has helped me to paint in a much looser style than when I first started.  I was attempting to paint too much detail.  (Like every leaf!)

Below is a picture of his painting from his book.  You can see that mine varies a lot from his.  I actually chose this painting because of his lavender sky.   It looks beautiful in his painting, but mine just looked muddy and made my painting too dark.    So I changed the sky to a bright sunny day.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!


  1. Beautiful, Virginia! I'm happy to see you are painting and posting again! I've missed you!

  2. Virginia, you excell at gorgeous landscapes! This serene, peaceful place looks like the perfect spot to just relax, and enjoy life!

  3. A beautiful landscape, Virginia, and such a big canvas, bravo!

  4. Oh what a great painting you did. This is your last one? Have you compared it to your first copy from the book? Can you see the more confident paint quality? I certainly have enjoyed the trip with you. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Thank you everyone for your comments and encouragement. It means a lot!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Virginia!!! Congratulations on this beautiful piece.

  7. I like this a lot Virginia, and I think the grays and more intense colors balance each other well. Nice depth too.

  8. Un merveilleux travail... Je suis heureuse de vous retrouver. Je sais que je me suis absentée pas mal, mais je ne vous voyais plus ! Je devais probablement tomber au mauvais moment... Nous devions nous croiser !

    Une belle harmonie de couleurs et une touche qui est bien la vôtre.
    gros bisous à vous.

    1. Martine says: Wonderful work ... I am happy to see you. I know that I am absent a lot, but I do not see you anymore! I should probably fall at the wrong time ... We had to cross!

      A beautiful harmony of colors and a touch that is yours.
      Big kisses to you.

  9. Lots of depth in this landscape Virginia! I look forward to seeing what you paint next!

  10. Cool Painting...Love the animals!

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