Friday, April 8, 2011

Hazy Skyline

6x12 oil

I am pleased to announce that this painting was recently awarded 2nd place in the Mechanicsburg Art Center's spring juried show.  This was painted at the West Fairview boat launch directly across the Susquehanna from Harrisburg and the capitol.  It is a view I have attempted to paint several times and have always had difficulty with pushing the buildings back in space, but on this particular day the hazy atmosphere reduced everything to shades of gray.  It was one of those rare moments when I finished a painting in just a few hours and did not feel it needed any more work.

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  1. This is a really beautiful painting, Julie. You certainly accomplished your goal! I remember scenes like this as I drove from western PA to Harrisburg for the National Dairy Goat Show one year, I think '97.

  2. Beautiful, Julie. It really caught my eye. You nailed it.

    (It's Pam, Btw, using my pen name)