Sunday, 22 May 2011

Geranio

coloured pencil 29x40 cms

A warm spring day and the windows are wide open to let the sun and warmth inside.
Geraniums or Pelargoniums are a common sight here as they can always be grown in window box even in our hot, dry summers.  From a restaurant in the country near Trapani,  looking out over the Sicilian countryside.
 

25 comments:

Sandy in Michigan said...

You've captured the light coming in from the window beautifully. Thanks for sharing your sunny spot this morning!

Shirley said...

Cathy - this is absolutely beautiful. It is a great composition and you created such depth. There is an exhibit at this moment - Room with a View - at the Met. you might enjoy seeing the paintings they selected.

metmuseum.org

Katherine Thomas said...

Oh Cathy, I love this painting! You did such an awesome job! Wow!

ElasticUnicorn said...

Beautiful!
If this is the view from your window - I want to come and live with you :-)

And such rich lovely colours.
And the light...oh I could go on.

Makes me glad the world didn't end!

Stew.

Pat said...

Gorgeous!

meera said...

What an elegant painting! I love the soft colors of the leaves and even softer background! Simply beautiful lights and shadows!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

This is quite a triumph of color and atmosphere. I can almost smell the air! It's very beautifully done.

Dan Kent said...

This is beautiful! The values are so correct that it looks like the light is shining into the painting. The colors are vivid, and it has such a soft welcome relax feel. So well done. I am amazed what can be done with colored pencil.

marancat said...

What an achievement - this is really stunning!

frayedattheedge said...

We have some geraniums in pots in the garden - but it will be some weeks yet until they flower.

Sarah Melling said...

Oh, my gosh, this is amazingly beautiful! The way that you handled the light and shadows, and the depth of the piece...just perfect!

bettyfromtexas said...

I agree with Dan!! What you do with colored pencils is masterful!! Fabulous piece!!!

Yevgenia said...

"Enchanting" is the word I thought when I saw this. Wonderful quality of light and perfect red focal point. Love this!

Geraniums are quite popular in Ukraine, as well.

. said...

Really, really lovely. The light is very nice, just everything about it is just lovely.

Gillian said...

I had to click on this one for a closer look. You've managed to capture that contre-jour, translucent light coming through the leaves and petals so well, it's amazing! Congrats. x

debra morris said...

Beautiful work Cathy!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

SO inviting! I love geraniums, too...

Kristin Dudish said...

This is so beautiful - such fabulous detail... What a wonderful view!

Alex said...

Brilliant as always Cathy! Love it!

Dale. Australia said...

So lovely. I just had to click to see the larger image.

evensketchier said...

This is an excellent piece. The light and the color are awesome. The atmospheric perspective is done wonderfully. Very impressive!

jenna said...

Wow! The light on the sill is so striking. Amazing that this can be done with colored pencils.

Ann said...

Beautiful!

Chrissy said...

Catching up with all your art and as always it is lovely but on a very wet day here in the UK, this one is a delight. Just lovely :)

seesue said...

Amazing work. I too had to click to make this one closer. I love it and hope that its on your wall at home so that you can look over and feel the warmth.

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