Sunday, October 12, 2008

Enchanted Forest

8 x 10

Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2008

This is a little plein air painting called "enchanted forest" that I painted in Murray Kentucky. This one really has a lot of mystery and atmosphere in it. I haven't painted plein air in a while and I really enjoy it so I don't know why I haven't. Now that Fall is in the air and it has cooled off some, I may get outside and paint!


Suzanne said...

The enchanted forrest is beautiful and mysterious painting. I feel like taking a walk down that path to see where it ends up and the mystery at the end.
Can I ask what plein air painting means.

Rhonda said...
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Rhonda said...

Hi Suzanne,
I would tell you where it leads but then it wouldn't be a "mystery". Plein Air painting is when you set up your easel and paint on site. Most of us use small canvases or panels because you have to paint quickly since the light changes so fast. You can also use these as your studies and paint larger ones in the studio.

Paz said...

Oh, my! This DOES look like an enchanted forest. ;-) Very nice painting.


Rhonda said...

Hi Paz,

Thank you so much! Have a great Monday.


mari said...

Rhonda, I'll have to send Paz another Thank You note for introducing me to another really interesting and talented person. Your paintings are beautiful! I love the miniatures, and the fork stand is clever! best, mari

C. Ousley said...

Good work an nice mood here. I like you fork paintings. Great idea!

Pat said...

It's a beautful painting Rhonda! I love all the soft greena in it.

Rhonda said...

Hi Mari,
I can't take credit for the fork easel idea, but I did put my husband to work making them. The miniatures were fun to paint. I enjoyed your site and I'll be back. Thanks for stopping by and hope you'll be back.

Hi Chris,
You really have a lot of nice pieces on your site. I really like the watercolor of the white house and the courthouse--to name a few!

Hello Pat,
I like the greens in it too. In Kentucky, it's hard to paint outside sometimes because everything is green in the summer.

Thanks everyone for your helpful and kind comments.

Deborah said...

I love the misty enchantment of this doesn't know what hides behind the bend...a fairy castle perhaps?

Cousin Deborah

C. Ousley said...

The show was at Hendersonville High and yes I am in the Chestnut Group. There is supposed to be a paint out with the 'nuts during the full moon at Radnor. The Chestnut Radnor Show always has some nice paintings.

Fongwei said...

Beautiful landscape, love it!

Brenda said...


Rhonda said...

Anything you want can be there, that's what is great about it!
Cuz Rhonda

So you're going to paint at night? How cool, I've never tried it but tonight would be a good time with the full moon.

Thanks you so much, I have visited your site and you really have wonderful paintings.

Thank you so much!