View Full Version : Commission: View From The Dr's Window

L Skylar Brown
08-11-2010, 02:05 PM
This is Plein Air Digital from scratch. One layer, one sitting.
I took Marilyn to the Dr's ofc - A new location for him. He was enthralled with the view from his new digs, and commissioned me to do a painting of it. You never know where a commission will come from! I took my pad connected to my laptop, and sat outside the window, and did this in situ.

08-11-2010, 02:19 PM
Hey, I want to be like you when I grow up!!

08-11-2010, 05:07 PM
Skylar, this is an owesome landscape painting, he will be very happy, i am sure of that. You are a wonderfull landscape painter, i must say,as this work is a testament of it. I trully enjoyed this pic... wonderful colors and depth of a scenery ...hope, we will see more in the near future. :)

08-11-2010, 06:58 PM
thanks skylar terific but not keen on the zigzag across the water 1zig would been good but no zag:D:D pleased u menstion about the laptop and pad that may be the answer that I've been looking for not static in one room Thanks Regards E+ -----------E/S

08-11-2010, 07:22 PM
Wow, this is beautiful!

08-12-2010, 05:30 AM
Wow Skylar, wish I was sitting there. This is a beautiful painting with such warm and lush colours.:)

08-12-2010, 06:15 AM
Simply awesome! :D

08-12-2010, 08:21 AM
What an incredible painting, so well done that it belongs to a wall! :)

08-12-2010, 09:00 AM
:eek:Looks fantastic Sky:):)

L Skylar Brown
08-13-2010, 03:36 AM
Thank you all for the wonderful comments. I posted this for several reasons - First, I was pleased with the image. I also wanted to show what is possible with digital - We don't have to be stuck at a desktop. And I am an advocate of stretrching boundaries. I make $$ with my art, and since going almost total digital, have had no adverse reaction. People who buy my prints usually don't understand, nor care about the process - just the result. So - Get out, Create, Make $$

08-13-2010, 07:32 AM
Dear Skylar, had to look twice!!! thought for sure i saw a canoe go byor a dragonfly skim across;), what a great effect and view, beautiful,!:)

08-13-2010, 09:14 AM
Very nice painting. A question -- how do you prepare for framing? What type of a print to you get?

08-13-2010, 09:29 AM
A wonderful painting Skylar. :)

08-13-2010, 12:28 PM
Just love how much depth this piece has and the foreground shadows are amazing :):)

L Skylar Brown
08-14-2010, 07:10 AM
Lee, Mike BB, Juz - Thank you all for the great feed-back.

Shifty Geezer
08-14-2010, 07:41 AM
What you've captured so well is the freshness of the scene, like an old-world artists sat at a canvas. I think too often artists labour over a work fine-tuning, and that can produce incredible results but also stiffle the spontanaity of the interpretation of the scene. I like the zigzags in contrast to Eighty+ as that's exactly what it look like when a fish passes under the surface, and the whole scene has a sense of tranquil life because of it.


L Skylar Brown
08-16-2010, 02:26 PM
Shifty. - Thank you so much When approaching plein air, you have to just go with your first instincts - often the totally correct one, as it turns out.

08-18-2010, 06:34 PM
beautiful spot and very nicely painted. i like the colors and the framing..:) .

08-19-2010, 12:12 AM
Everything is beautiful in this painting.

The perfect composition, the different shades of green, the reflections in the water, the trees framing the landscape ... now that solitary tree, with a perfect volume and tone, and its shadow is exquisite:eek:.

Congratulations Skylar, one of your best paintings, in my opinion.

08-19-2010, 01:24 AM
Very awesome. :D I see you haven't lost your touch while I was away. ;)

08-19-2010, 02:32 AM
Always look forward to your paintings and this one does not dissappoint...

08-19-2010, 03:07 AM
I know he was pleased, and what a view!

L Skylar Brown
08-19-2010, 04:29 AM
Well, we had our meeting, and I'm happy to say the doctor was thrilled. I am now having two large giclee prints on canvas made for him. One for his office, and one for the New Home he is building north of the city.