Monday, August 13, 2012

Landscape Painting

Tonight was a quiet evening for me, so I did what I find I do best: popped on a movie and broke out my tablet. Sometimes I can be extremely good at alone time, and burrow into my "work-cave". Call it my coping-mechanism. Some people eat cookies, I paint.

As I was enjoying the familiar faces of The Fellowship of the Ring and laying down brushstrokes in Photoshop, it dawned on me that when I paint, I do not feel alone. It is familiar and dependable; it is something I can continue to grow infinitely without fear of it ever leaving.

Cliffside Temple - Landscape Study
Photoshop CS5 - 4 hours
Larger Version: Here 
Art © Erin McManness 2012


As I go through some changes in my personal life, I have decided to bury myself in my work for quite some time and focus on that. My inner Hermoine Granger is doing back-flips; and the woman inside of me is setting her teeth and pushing forward.
 

12 comments:

  1. Coincidence! That is exactly my "alone time" movie: LOTR.
    I can feel your Hermione doing back flips... It's a nice feeling, when one finds determination. =)

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    1. Definitely :) LOTR is such a comfort movie for me. I've probably seen it over 100 times, and it never gets old ;)

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  2. Beautiful painting! Alone time looks like it's working well for you :)

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  3. Awesome painting! I love how the light hits the grass!

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    1. Thanks Trina! I have been trying to work on my colour sense ;)

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  4. Alone time can be a wonderful thing. And your painting definitely looks like something the Hobbits might pass on their journey. :-)

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    1. Hahaha thank you! It was very much inspired by the giant statues of the Kings of Old in the river that the fellowship paddles through in the 1st movie.

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  5. love it :) i've been doing more and more crafts lately & crocheting to get that alone time and think.

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