Ridgefield Reserve – Early Fall


“Ridgefield Reserve – Early Fall” – a 12” x 24’ oil on stretched canvas was executed in late summer. Although the water in this scene is the the main focal point, one’s eye then tends to move toward the distant trees on the left.  The trees have been glazed with a thinned layer of Hansa Yellow over a intermix of Titanium White and Cad Yellow Medium with a touch of burnt sienna in the shaded areas. As many of my artist friends know, for the most part, I am not a “sunny sky” painter. I modify the sky portion(s) of my landscapes fairly extensively at times. This sunny day sky is a departure for me as the majority of my posts indicate.

Your comments are always appreciated, you may comment directly in the reply box below and I will respond accordingly to keep the “threads” active.

Thanks for visiting, you may now purchase Giclee Prints of my work by going to:


3 Responses to “Ridgefield Reserve – Early Fall”

  1. Can you piant sone birds in this painting,it wil make it more alive.
    P.S.this sky is so much nicer.


  2. nancyknowles Says:

    I like this one, Jim. I think you should paint sunny skies a little more often! I can’t tell from the picture though–are there any geese flying in? Even if there aren’t, this painting appeals to me–it is a good painting of a place I love.

  3. Leonard Mei Says:

    HI Gola,
    They just keep getting better and better! Keep it up. Seeing these makes me want to get the watercolors out again. Maybe, we could build a custom there?? Ha!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: