Sunday, June 18, 2006

Treble Cone New Zealand something I fear/painting class


This is the second of my painting class paintings. I found this photo of one of my scary skiing places in New Zealand, Treble Cone. My teacher thought I was taking on a bit much with this and except for saying subtle colours except where the darks are left me to it. I love this sort of painting and really didnt think I would be able to do one like it and I am sooo pleased with it. The little black spots on the lake are ducks.
I have always loved this area on the South Island of New Zealand and felt that although to me Treble Cone is one of the scariest places to ski, (I suffer from vertigo and when you ski there you look all the way down to the lake and I always freak out) I just had to paint it. the shadows were such a challenge, not put in too much, just enough.. Perhaps this could be my version of the EDM Challeng something you fear!

6 comments:

Jan said...

Penny, this is beautiful. Thanks for posting such a lovely big image of it. I feel like I've really seen it. I'm not a skier but do fear heights so I almost know what you mean, except I think you must be a lot braver than I could dream of being, skiing somewhere that scares you. And you painting really gets across the temperature! Brrrrrr!

Lin said...

SUPER SUPER JOB, PENNY!!! I think skiing can be a pretty terrifying sport to be sure!!! Keep up the great work with your painting!

Sioux said...

Lovely, Penny. You did extremely well with the shadows and the sky.

Bonny said...

Penny, this painting is really, really nice. This is definitely pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. Are you going to frame this one? I think it would look awesome on your wall - I sure wouldn't mind having that painting myself.
Congratulations!

Teri C said...

Penny, it's gorgeous!! The colors are perfect as well as the perspective. Great job!

Tami said...

I think you did a very good job on this one too, it is more complicated, I admire you for just jumping in there anyway!