Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Painting, "Forest for The Trees"

Still working on the series, "Tellling Stories", paintings of the elderly for my October exhibition. This week, however, I took a break to work on an entry for an upcoming juried exhibition at Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece at Bear Run, Pa.

The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh were invited to visit Fallingwater throughout 2009 and 2010 to paint, photograph and sketch the grounds and buildings. The artwork selected will be shown at two unique art exhibits at Fallingwater.

While photographing the grounds on a dreary, overcast day, the sun suddenly came out and streamed through the trees. I was struck by this beautiful scene behind the two artists who were busy focusing on other areas.

"Forest for The Trees", watercolor, 12 x 28" unframed


Karine said...

This painting seems different for you Peggi. Even though it is figurative, the landscape seems more important in it. Wish I could see your October exhibition!

Peggi Habets said...

Hi Karine,
So nice to hear from you! You're right, this is a departure from my usual genre. I'm definitely not a landscape painter, but the landscape was the point the point of this show, so I gave it a shot. Fallingwater is such a beautiful place, I just can't do it justice.

Judy Virostek said...

Hi there,

Its been a while but I still visit your blog. Moved in November, December had open heart surgery, son was married in Florida on March 20, ...so Ive been busy. I think us having lunch will be placed on my "bucket List" at this point. Your work is wonderful and I am still not painting. Judy

Peggi Habets said...

Hi Judy,
Long time I know! I sent you an e-mail after your surgery, hope you got it. I hope your son's wedding was wonderful and your surgery is behind you. I wish I had more time, I would drive over your way to visit and actually meet in person! I always seem to have other demands, mostly family. Keep in touch.

RHCarpenter said...

Although the landscape is the point of this one, I do love how you've lightened everything on the man on the left and then our eyes scan the landscape and over...and what a great surprise to find an artist working in those rich darks!

Peggi Habets said...

Thanks, Rhonda. This painting was definitely a stretch for me. Although I don't consider myself a landscape painter I enjoyed trying something new.