Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
April 16, 2012
Image Size
173 KB
Resolution
600×900
Thumb

Stats

Views
493 (1 today)
Favourites
15 (who?)
Comments
29
×
Glade with Stream by keight Glade with Stream by keight
:icondonotplz::iconusemyartplz:

Painted while trying to understand how to paint somewhat believable landscapes. This version completes the landscape by adding all the stuff that would have obscured the card text.

Very large thanks to all of the photographers here on dA, and elsewhere, who have posted shots of meadows and light woods with creeks and streams taken on sunny days. If that trickle of water looks anywhere correct it is thanks to you.

22-04-2012: Changed the title of the piece.

Print #1 of 2 SOLD.
Add a Comment:
 
:icondugbuddy:
dugbuddy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really like this.
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Thank you. This was the background for a "Thank You" card I sent out to folks early this year.
Reply
:iconkaynessart:
KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the way you depict grass and foliage. it's always been very difficult for me. it's very realistic looking.
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thank you very much. I've been studying James Gurney's Color and Light, as well as trying out a couple of brushes ~navate and
~leventep recommended for suggesting grasses and leafy foliage. I also used ~leventep's method of basing the colors in the image from a photograph that has very little in common otherwise with the final painting.
Reply
:iconftourini:
ftourini Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looking very nice and peaceful scenery Keight!:love: I love how you used mostly green tones but managed to keep it vibrant and interesting to look at despite the rather limited color pallet.:D
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Thank you very much, Irene. The limited palette was part of the challenge. :D
Reply
:iconwallace:
wallace Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Nice work, katherine:) you can feel the sunlight in this painting and you have achieved the edpth of field well...the grass in the foreground could use just a bit more touch up:) well done
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Thank you very much, Vincent, glad to know I'm getting there. As soon as you mentioned the foreground grass; I facepalmed and realized, yeah, grass blades and stalks larger and slightly out of focus. Seriously, thank you for that reminder.
Reply
:iconlaurazee:
Laurazee Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's pretty. Idyllic and relaxing to look at. Good job.
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thank you very much, Laura.
Reply
:iconhanasu:
Hanasu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
feels warm and bright. I miss summer :(
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Thank you. It is coming. :D Ours is likely to be blistering; while yours will glow with green, and have breezes that are simply warm, with lovely cool lakes and pools.
Reply
:iconhanasu:
Hanasu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ah, it gets up to 40 here...which is...104? It's still pretty green here in the mountains though
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Yes, but it doesn't stay there. :D I used to live near Spokane; and we'd go up into B. C. for vacations. Down here we're in an overpopulated, over-watered, coastal desert biome, and living with the consequences.
Reply
:iconhanasu:
Hanasu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well yes, I can't lie, I wouldn't trade!
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
I'd be checking your temperature for a high fever if you offered! :D :hug:
Reply
:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely work
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Thank you.
Reply
:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely Kath :rose:
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Thank you so very much, Jas.
Reply
:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
really really nice :D Great lighting
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Thank you very much, Andy.

This piece was one of those "scary hard to paint" things. I'm not sure how much of that was because of different technique; and how much was because of working through post-surgical aches, meds, and mood swings. It make me to use references differently than I have previously.
Reply
:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well whatever the circumstances you did a great job so you should be pleased :D
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Thank you. I really am pleased with it. :)
Reply
:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nifty.
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Glad you like it; especially as your photos were a large part of the water reference. :)
Reply
:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool. :)
Reply
:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Side falls by Welta 1 - May 11 was the last ref I used, and the major ref for the wet ground.
Reply
:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay for the Welta!
Reply
Add a Comment: