Monday, June 14, 2010

Evening on the Lake

Evening on the Lake, 8 x 10
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This is from one of our last evenings in Florida--there are several docks and piers on Western Lake, and this is one of my favorites. Just around the dock is Hwy 30A, a two-lane road that runs along the coast (and crosses this lake). Walk across 30A, cross some dunes, and you're on the beach. I wanted to capture the almost black-and-white effect that the evening creates on the lake--it silhouettes the trees on the oceanside and can be very dramatic. There is a bit too much reflection on the darks in this photo--they're a bit darker in person, but I like the way it turned out.

-julie davis

12 comments:

Tammy Hext said...

This is beautiful Julie - well done.

LindaHunt said...

The color is beautiful...the serenity compelling!

Róisín O'Farrell said...

This paintings seems like a departure from your usual style. Well done. I love the delicate, almost spidery lines of the trees. It's like we are seeing them thru a haze. They also add texture or "Bling" as Carol Marine calls it!

Melissa O said...

Your paintings have a beauty..maybe it's the colors and depths/distance that give me a joyful jolt. I want them all!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Perfect, love the sensitive feel about it!

Kerri Settle said...

Those dark tree silhouettes against the gray-blue sky and make a perfect combination. And the sense of tranquility throughout - you've really captured an ideal moment in time.

Mitzi Easley said...

Beautiful Julie - love the composition!

julie davis said...

Thanks, all. THis one felt a little different, but I like it. I appreciate all the supportive comments!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

What a beautiful treatment of light that's hard to capture.

This is fantastic.

xoxoxoxoBarbara

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

looks like you are getting very proficient with the palette knife!
Nice!

julie davis said...

I actually didn't use it on this one, but it may have influenced it a bit!

Becky Joy said...

I love this one Julie. Nice work from your trip, I like these.