Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Which One?


Do you remember when I told you I was painting Kenna Foster's beautiful photo "Retired in Paradise"?
Well, here it is. I think I like the landscape version without the chairs.
Which do you like better?

10 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

I like both versions, Laura. I think the addition of the chairs lends itself to the feeling of people sitting and watching the waves in a relaxed way...so maybe leaning a bit towards the one with chairs. But it's your painting so you have to choose! :)

lolly-jolly said...

Hm it's diffucult to define. My opiniion is that the vivid colors next and under the chairs make the landscape even more dramatic and impressing but the other without chairs is enough nice as a composition :)

Maya said...

I love the one with the chairs! It just seems to invite me right in..., and I do have a thing for chairs of any kind overlooking the water!

California Girl said...

It's very difficult to choose. If I look at it from the notion of recreating the photo, then I would pick the one with the chairs. otherwise, the landscape. I like both perspectives.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I favor the landscape one...just closes in the scene a bit more.

You are so talented!

Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna) said...

It's funny-- I feel like my photo would be lacking without those chairs, but... when it comes to the paintings, I think I like the "no chair" version a bit better. Either way is wonderful-- lovely work Laura.

Kathi said...

I like the one with the chairs. Gives a nice perspective to the rest of the painting. Maybe if the tree in the foreground was darker and the grass was greener? I love abstracts but I think the ground looks a bit muddy. IMHO. :)

Barbara Sailor said...

I prefer the one with the chairs - they add to the whole atmosphere of the painting.

Pesky Cat Designs said...

I like the one with the chairs. It creates more of a story to go along with the image. It had me imagine who has sat there. Lovely!

Debbie Pearson said...

I love the one with the chairs. It just says sit down, kick your feet up and sit a spell doing nothing but listen to the ocean and watching the waves. Beautiful work!

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