Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - William O'Brien State Park


'What A Difference A Day Makes' - oil on linen - 8x10 © Marc R. Hanson 2010

I spent the day on studio tasks but was itching to get out and paint the warm and moody gray day. I did in the afternoon and went to the same spot as yesterday to see what the differences would be. I love the color of this kind of a day, so different than yesterday.

After painting I went to Olive's in Marine and had a pizza and wine. I've been there before and couldn't eat the wood fired oven pizza because it was too charred. But that was shortly after they opened and they seem to have gotten the hang of it because tonight's pie was just outstanding! To top it off, I met a lady who taught Art of all things, in the area schools. She and her husband were very nice and it made a nice topper to the painting day.

10 comments:

JFW said...

Beautiful moody painting. Love it.

Paul Bachem said...

Two killer pieces Marc. I love seeing them "side by side" and how you handled the difference between the days. Great exercise!

greggart said...

This is what makes landscape painting so great!!! The motif changes daily and even hourly. Marc, I would like to see this scene change through out the seasons.....perhaps that could be a new project? Again, thanks for posting.

Kelley Sanford said...

Marc, this is a outstanding piece. Wonderful grays.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thanks Judy. If I were fast enough, there were many moods to paint. The light was changing, all overcast, but thicker, thinner layers all causing some amazing shifts in the color key of the light.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Hi Paul... Thank you very much. I really appreciate your comments.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Greg! I paint so much of this kind of scene all seasons. But I've never painted this location in the winter because they close the road that goes to it as soon as there's any plowable snow. It's an easy hike down, all down hill. Coming back would be a real job.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thanks Kelley. Love the grays of fall.

Pam Perras said...

Both paintings are beautiful. I saw the first and oohed. Then I visited your blog and saw the second day with more subtle grays and sighed (surprised it appealed to me even more). I love how unique the light can be and also how each painting can elicit such a different, personal response. I love your work.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Pam. I'm humbled by the sincerity that comes across in your comments and those of others. Thank you so much, all of you.