Friday, September 25, 2009

Two Landscapes

These two landscapes are from earlier in the summer. Both were done mostly on location and then fine tuned back in my studio after I had a chance to live with them for a while. They are framed up now and at my gallery.

The first one captures the beauty of a gray morning after a night of rain. There was a break in the clouds that kept appearing as I painted this one.



"Break in the Clouds", 11x14" Oil, Frank Gardner © 2009
$950. Framed. Available at Galeria Gardner


The second painting is a morning view looking toward the sun. Everything is bursting to life with fresh green at this time of year. The grasses and flowers are still low to the ground.



"Summer Morning", 11x14" Oil, Frank Gardner © 2009
$950. Framed. Available at Galeria Gardner

13 comments:

Carolann said...

I really like the way you have handled the trees, so natural.

Marian Fortunati said...

Frank,
You know I always love your work but these are exceptional. That first one is just GORGEOUS!!
The color is so subtle and the brushstrokes to..... right on!!

WOW....

ewix said...

The second picture looks exactly like the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.
Of course, I think it delightful.

sarah meredith said...

I really like your landscapes - they have a lovely painterly quality.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Just the right value change from tree to distant hills to make you feel you are there.

Barbara Pask said...

Just gorgeous Frank

Colin Page said...

Hey Frank,

Great painting on the top there. Really nice light and color. Very well done.

Hope all is well.

Dean H. said...

Both are completely different in their lighting...both are completely beautiful!

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

lovely paintings frank, top one has beautiful subdued colors and values. and the second has great character in that tree.

Don Gray said...

It's always a joy to see your beautiful brushwork and color. Fine work, Frank.

Solvay said...

love the misty, dewy mountain background and those life-driven plant-life colors. so joy-filled and exuberant. love that lower one for those reasons.

Martin Pate said...

Wonderful atmosphere in these two.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Beautiful brushwork and color.