Monthly Archives: November 2009

Reflections – WIP 6

Reflections – 24 x 24 – Acrylic on Wood – Reserved for Mayberry Fine Art

Now to the lake… The reflections are going to include a few spots of brightness from the last leaves still on the branches over the water. The lake is mostly quiet and pulls in the greys from the sky and background trees. There are a lot more neutral colours in this painting than I usually employ but they are a nice foil for those more saturated areas. And I do love these oranges and ochres. :)

Contemporary fine art abstract painting reflections.

Contemporary fine art abstract painting reflections.

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Reflections – WIP5

Reflections – 24 x 24 – Acrylic on Wood

Moving now into the background trees… Lots of grays and lower contrast set the stage for the lake to come. The somber forest is a nice counterpoint to the more active vegetation in the foreground. I have a little more to go on the forest and then I can turn my attention to the water.

fine art abstract landscape painting by Mandy Budan

fine art abstract landscape painting by Mandy Budan

Reflections – WIP4

Reflections – 24 x 24 – Acrylic on Wood

Now to the greys in the sky. It’s fall so even the blues are grey and the clouds shift from bluish grey to greenish grey with little bands of white to mark where they thin enough to let a wan and tentative light through. There are still a few leaves clinging to these far-flung branches but most have fallen into the water and been carried away.

Today there’s rain, but tomorrow the mist may rise on the lake and wreath the tree, weaving in and out of the branches and painting the leaves with water to bring out their deep colours.

I want to sit on the shore and watch the last leaves fall.

abstract landscape fine art painting fall tree lake Mandy Budan

abstract landscape fine art painting fall tree lake Mandy Budan

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Reflections – WIP3

Reflections – 24 x 24 – Acrylic on Wood

I’ve been working some more on the leaves of this tree, watching the play of light in and amongst them. It’s one of those fall days that still holds some warmth, although the low clouds promise rain. I step outside and the wonderful colours I’m using are all around me. The rain begins and the warm ochres and reds of the leaves still clinging to the trees are that much deeper and the air smells like the forest – even in the city.

I love painting in time with the seasons – well at least when it’s fall I do. :)

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fine art contemporary abstract hard edge painting by mandy budan