Spring Arrives

Here is another painting done during my online class at Woodmere Art Museum comparing Eastern and Western art. I composed another picture featuring a tree in the foreground, but this time I have a figure involved, too.

As a note, this painting is a reworking (on a major scale) of a painting I did last summer in the landscape class I took. You may remember I enjoyed being in that class but I did not like doing landscapes. So, I’ve been renovating those paintings into something new and this is one of them. Here is the earlier painting for comparison.

Quite a difference, right? Well, I’m satisfied with where this painting’s journey has ended up and I don’t think I’ll be making any more changes.

Spring Arrives, 18″ x 24″, on Masonite.

4 thoughts on “Spring Arrives

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I don’t dislike the old version but I do like the new version so much better. I think there are elements of the old painting peeking through the new version and that adds another layer of visual texture. Your painting definitely communicates Spring because of those fresh greens and the imagery of the nest and leaves forming on the branches.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I didn’t like any of the landscape pictures I did in the class although I did like painting outside. I just felt the landscape images were merely depictions. I am glad this one served as an inspiration or a kickoff point for me to go into something more emotional and maybe with more of a story.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I enjoyed the landscape class the experience of painting outside and for the eclectic group we had (3 teenagers, one 20’s, and two retired ladies, and none of us were good at following directions, especially the two latter people…eek!). So I was happy to turn the old painting into something new that seemed to fit me better.

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