Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pastel of Carceri Footpath


Keep your love of nature,
for that is the true way
to understand art more and more.

~Vincent van Gogh


Carceri Footpath pastel on LaCarte 2011


This is the pastel I have been working on (that was driving me insane) and I finally have it just about where I want it. Phew. The thing is, is that it looks so different on here! The actual piece is darker and deeper in places and the greens are a little different. I tried to compensate by using iphoto but it's still not right. Alas, it's the best I can do!

This path is from a photo I took at the Franciscan Sanctuary up the road from the old part of Assisi called Eremo delle Carceri. There is a beautiful monastery there with lovely forested footpaths, as well as outdoor chapels and small caves in the mountainside where St. Francis and his closest followers spent weeks at a time praying. I did a post about it from my last trip.

It's another of my favorite places on the planet. Being there, you can see why Francis loved it so much. It is so lush and peaceful and feels, as I have said before, sacred.


But I always think that
the best way to know God
is to love many things.

~Vincent van Gogh



16 comments:

Talissa Alberg said...

LOve this

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Jose Sánchez said...

Esto es muy bueno, felicidades.
Saludos desde Sevilla. Jose

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Beautiful...super gorgeous...enchanting...i can feel the space..wonderful work!! Shine on!

Cobalt Violet said...

Thank you for compliments and encouragement! It is quite a bit looser than a lot of my pastels!

erin said...

hi lucinda,
i LOVE this piece vey much! i find it difficult to photograph art too. it never seems to look the same and the glare and lighting is a challenge. this is wonderful, i love an image that guides the eye in...i want to be there right now.
erin
btw...i thought you were a blonde?

erin said...

hi lucinda,
i LOVE this piece vey much! i find it difficult to photograph art too. it never seems to look the same and the glare and lighting is a challenge. this is wonderful, i love an image that guides the eye in...i want to be there right now.
erin
btw...i thought you were a blonde?

PK Studios said...

Oh my goodness....I could just hang out there forever. I think this is one of my favorite Lulu pastels. Lovely!
: ) WHEN....WHEN are you going to start selling dude!????? I mean dudette!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Such beautiful work! The tones and shading make me feel the coolness on a summers day. Must be even more lovely in real life!

KathyA said...

This painting is magnificent! The depth and the colors are exquisite!

Ola said...

misterious path!

Cristina said...

Questo quadro mi piace molto e tu sei molto brava! Bella la pennellata e la scelta delle tonalità. Ciao Cri

Prospero said...

Your Carceri Footpath is magnificent... an ephemeral path and scintillating colors. I would love to see the original. Very nice, Lucinda.

Loree said...

That is a beautiful painting. Well done.

Karena said...

Lucinda, How beautiful... wonderful work of art and prose!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Munir said...

Pastels is beautiful and serene. Carceri footpath is amazing. It makes me want to go back to my childhood, so I can just hang out without having to explain why.

Candy said...

Lucinda, this is lovely. I love the light coming through the trees and dappling the path. I also love purple and green together. Well done!

P. S. Your new photo is beautiful.