The Virtual Paintout took us to Zealand in Denmark this month. At first I followed the coastline and checked out the picturesque harbours: birds, boats, children -- but unfortunately always with overcast skies. So I moved inland and selected a sunny landscape:
|"62 Sorøvej, Sjælland, Denmark"|
13x18cm, oil on canvas
The deadline for submissions was approaching yet I was determined to tackle something bigger. I thought I'd go back and paint a harbour but then ran across some springtime scenes with blossoming fruit trees. I was ready to go when I turned a corner and the season changed to autumn. The Google image said "October 2010" -- how appropriate! The light was just right -- casting long shadows of the trees that were starting to turn yellow and pink:
Link to reference photo in Google.
|"Early Autumn in Denmark"|
40x40cm, oil on canvas