Yesterday we went to the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco and enjoyed an exhibition of JMW Turner. All I can say is WOW! Seeing his artwork on the internet or in a book is one thing, but seeing it in person is a whole other ball of wax. It is just amazing! You can see his images and read about him here.
I am so incredibly inspired! While I will never profess to even have 1 percent of his talent, it’s really neat to see other artists and learn from their work. A chuckle escapes my lips as in the next breath I post one of my landscapes. I did try to enhance the light and detail a bit more. The image wasn’t my best composition but I did enjoy peeking through the trees onto the hills below.
Have a nice rest of the weekend everyone!
September 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm
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September 20, 2015 at 2:09 pm
I love the gentle mood of this, inviting the viewer to step right into the scene and take a leisurely late-summer stroll. Delightful!
September 20, 2015 at 2:15 pm
Thank you so much. I felt that way myself standing there and am happy it translated along with the summer feel. Love this time of year!
September 20, 2015 at 3:51 pm
What a nice picture of Crockett and The C&H Sugar plant… Trust me, I’ve worked in it… If you saw how they make sugar you would question you sugar intake… It’s boiling here, it must be beyond boiling where you are…
September 20, 2015 at 3:56 pm
I think you posted this comment in the wrong image but thank you lol. This was taken in Martinez at the John Muir House. It’s ridiculously hot here. I can’t wait for summer to end. Bring on the rain!!
September 20, 2015 at 3:58 pm
My phone is acting up… it’s 96 here in downtown Sonoma
September 20, 2015 at 4:28 pm
I think it’s about the same here in Alamo
September 20, 2015 at 8:07 pm
That’s a nice image. If I could paint I would want to paint that. I wish I could paint well. I would just paint all day and be content with my life.
September 20, 2015 at 8:37 pm
Thank you! I can’t paint either. Wish I could as well. Seems like it’d be cheaper than photography lol.
September 20, 2015 at 10:50 pm
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September 21, 2015 at 2:43 am
I love this Laura. Great job on the lighting and I think the composition is just fine 🙂
September 21, 2015 at 6:39 am
Thank you Norma. I wasn’t quite sure about that composition. I was on my way somewhere else and took this one shot quickly. I didn’t talents long looking at the composition but in glad it works!
September 21, 2015 at 8:12 am
What’s wrong with this composition? Gee, Laura, you are too hard on yourself. I think it is wonderful and I really love the way you played around with “light”. And again I turn up late here. Well, at least I did turn up. 🙂 I think you did great and if you don’t say so, then you have a seeing problem. 😉 (((HUGS))) Amy ❤
September 21, 2015 at 10:20 am
I love getting to know you through Wendy Macdonald. 🙂
September 21, 2015 at 1:09 pm
Oh Wendy! I love her blog and follow her on Facebook too. 🙂 Thanks for being here! 🙂
September 21, 2015 at 10:31 am
Amy’s right. You’re a tough self-critic to please! This is gorgeous. 😀
September 21, 2015 at 1:10 pm
Well thanks so much Kath. I am very hard on myself as you’ve probably noticed! haha
September 21, 2015 at 10:52 am
This one makes me want to linger…
September 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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September 21, 2015 at 2:11 pm
I really appreciate it, thank you!
September 22, 2015 at 9:44 am
Hi Laura– I thought, at first, that this was a photo of one of Turner’s paintings… really! It’s gorgeous and the light is very much inspired by his work. Beautiful! I did love the Turner exhibit – incredible works.
September 22, 2015 at 11:09 am
Well Jane, I don’t know about that but I appreciate the thought!! Seriously that is so humbling to think anyone would even entertain that thought! Where are you in the bay area anyway? Maybe we should get together for a photoshoot!
September 22, 2015 at 1:14 pm
You have a different talent…as you know, i cannot draw a straight line (even with a ruler) – But you are correct about seeing artwork in person, nothing can compare.
September 22, 2015 at 1:56 pm
Even with a ruler lol. You’re silly Robert! And yes, that artwork was just incredible in person! I would stare at one painting for so long looking at all the amazing detail yet still muted and beautiful.
September 24, 2015 at 4:55 am
Very nice indeed.
September 24, 2015 at 7:07 am
Thank you so much Laurie 🙂
September 24, 2015 at 2:26 pm
No worries Laura, it’s such a nice shot.
September 24, 2015 at 8:56 pm
Lucky you Laura. One of my favorite galleries is Tate Britain where you can see all Turner’s paintings as part of the Turner bequest; always inspirational. Love your image today 🙂
September 26, 2015 at 7:38 am
Ohh next time we go to London, I will try to remember this museum. I was enthralled!
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September 26, 2015 at 8:38 am
I really enjoyed this landscape from the John Muir House, Laura. Having been there I remembered a freeway, lol. Your capture has restored a much better memory, thank you! 🙂
September 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm
I think that’s why I never visited here before. Once in a great while when I went that direction is see it and think “meh…it’s right by a freeway”. It’s neat to be there though and to imagine what it must’ve been like back then. Glad I gave you a better memory!
September 26, 2015 at 5:59 pm
Lucky you. During our week in SFO the day we got to the de Young was a Monday – and of course they were closed. Very nice classic landscape you posted.
September 26, 2015 at 6:06 pm
Awww…that’s a shame. I’m glad we went on Sunday. I had no idea they were closed on Mondays. Thanks on the landscape. 🙂
September 27, 2015 at 8:34 pm
This says peace to me.
September 28, 2015 at 6:57 am
Definitely. It’s right outside the John Muir House. I can imagine standing there back then and looking out for miles and seeing just trees and hills.
September 28, 2015 at 1:59 pm
September 28, 2015 at 2:20 pm
Thank you Pieter! I love that look. 🙂
September 28, 2015 at 3:15 pm
🙂 me too