Water

Cynthia McLoughlin © 2013   Cynthia McLoughlin © 2/2013Here are some new paintings I was thinking about submitting for the Art About Town show.  In an effort to make my quest to paint more abstractly a bit easier, I have been looking for inspiration that is more abstract to begin with.  The first painting was inspired by the Saugatuck River here in Westport.  I took several photos on a very cold day when the river had iced over. The sun was very bright and the shadow from the bridge was a bright purplish blue.  The painting is an amalgamation of all the photos as I am trying to divorce myself from one specific image and get more of a feeling of the moment in time.

The second is painted from a photo I took at Sherwood Island a few winters ago.  It also was a cold day with stormy clouds pushing toward me from the other side of Long Island Sound.  In an effort to abstract the image so it wasn’t so identifiable to me,  I inverted it before I painted it.  The foreground is rough and tumble and the back toward the horizon line is smooth and blurred and I am very happy with the end result.

Please forgive the second posting of this page but something funky is going on with the site.  I’m still so new to this, I am not sure why the original post didn’t stick.  Thanks for your patience!

3 thoughts on “Water

  1. Lauren says:

    Love these! Great colors and a lot of drama. The one on the right looks like it photographed especially well, too.

  2. Margona Berger Frennstedt says:

    They are absolutely gorgeous!!

    Margona

    Skickat från min iPhone

    2 mar 2013 kl. 10:05 skrev “Cynthia McLoughlin Studio” :

    >
    >

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s