Friday, December 12, 2008

Tangled Trees


I promised myself that I would post a painting this week. I did it!
I painted this about a year and a half ago. It is very large (approx. 52x47). I tried posting this before but had difficulty due to the size of the file.
I was waiting for sunshine to re-photograph, but it has been quite elusive lately.
I took a chance and photographed it using the natural light in my great room. It didn't come out too bad.
Anyway. This painting was developed using a photo that I took during a winter walk through our woods. I love "nekkid" trees and find them to be very expressive and beautiful. I particularly like the negative space between the branches, vines, tangles, etc. thus the inspiration for the name of my blog.

13 comments:

Poetikat and the Hyggecats said...

I like "nekkid" trees as well - the bare branches are so much more expressive.
I really like your painting. It reminds me of the woods near my aunt's house in Nova Scotia.

I had no idea you were so talented!

Kat

Here's another poem from the archives you may like:

http://hyggedigter.blogspot.com/2008/04/end-in-sight.html

dive said...

Your negative space is - as always - truly awesome, Neetzy. I love the way this one sucks me through the branches deep into the misty background.
Wonderful.
As is the way you can make bright, rich colours behave themselves and not leap out of the muted atmosphere.

neetzy said...

Poetikat,

Thanks. We live in the middle of the woods. We do have a few meadows around as well. We built a new addition on to our house last year and I can see tangled trees from every window! I love the way the sun shines through the branches. Thanks for the link as well. I can't wait to check it out!

neetzy said...

Dive,

You are too kind. This is one of my faves. Unfortunately this photo is not the best. I tried to click on the image for a better view of the detail and it is a wee bit out of focus. I believe it is because I used only the available light. It is fine for the blog, but I do have a much better one for gallery submissions, etc. Unfortunately the high resolution makes the file to large to post. You all will just have to come over and see these in person!

Barbara Pask said...

Wonderful Anita. So much going on but it reads just right. Like the colors you used too. Very interesting! Wish you had time to paint more so you could post more paintings for us to enjoy

neetzy said...

Barbara,

I wish I had more time too! I don't think it will happen until I 1. retire (about 15 years)
2. kids move out (maybe 5 years)
3. Finish my master's degree (about 6 months)
4. sell enough paintings to quit my day job (ha-ha). I don't think I can put a time on this one!
5. Some unknown rich uncle leaves me tons of money.
6. I win powerball. (I have to remember to play first)

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Buttercream Cottage said...

I love it.You are very talented. Thank you for visiting me.

Sharon Wright said...

Hi Anita, I appreciate your visit and your comment, thank you. And you know my advice would be to go for it if you have a chance at life drawing. It is invaluable experience, I think.
I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog, and love the painting of the trees. Admire your use of colour.

Shazza said...

The picture really doesn't do it justice. It's a beautiful piece.

neetzy said...

Buttercream!

Thanks for visiting. I thoroughly enjoyed you blog site.

neetzy said...

Sharon Wright,

I try to work from life whenever possible. I have stood out in these woods in the hot summer and fall, but I won't in February! Thanks for your comments. I love your paintings, but your blog wouldn't allow me to comment today.

neetzy said...

Shazza,

I know this photo does the painting no justice. I figured I'd post it as good as I could. One of these days I'll take them all to a pro! I just don't have the proper lighting equipment. The ones I do outside are usually a little better.