Monday, August 23, 2010

Summer Colors

"August Fields"
11x14 oil on linen panel
This is the demo piece I did for my workshop a couple of weeks ago, I'm just a bit behind on photographing my work. I've painted this place where I grew up many times. This little rolling hill across the stream is where I used to spin in circles as a little girl until I'd fall over. Why is that so fun for kids?? :)
It never stops amazing me the ever changing colors from season to season and year to year. I've always been drawn to the vibration of the grasses and wild growth against the warmth of the earth below. There's almost a warmth in color that radiates up into the colors of grasses and flowers. It's fun to study and attempt to capture this on canvas.

6 comments:

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This epitomizes Summer for me. The composition and colors just flow together to make one absolutely beautiful work of art!

Shelley Smart said...

Hi,! I grew up in Maine on a farm and this is so "summer" to me, and reminds me of the fields I spun in until I fell down, too!

Debbie Lamey-MacDonald said...

Beautiful Kami! Always loved wide open fields as a child too--loved playing hide and seek in them. :D

Kami Polzin said...

Thank you Claire! It is such a summery painting. I love this time of year in the fields. :)

Kami Polzin said...

Shelley, I'm so happy to hear I'm not the only one that did that! That's always what I think of when I see that hill. Good, simple memories!

Kami Polzin said...

Hi Debbie, so glad to hear others have fond memories of playing in the fields like I do. Makes me smile!