"Refreshed by the Rain"
An Original Oil Painting by Riley Geddings,
Florida Landscape Artist
Artist's Narration of this Painting
"Refreshed by the Rain" was completed in September, 2011. I am always fascinated when I see so many variations of clouds. The density, the lighting, and the colors along with the layers and patterns offers the artist an unlimited array from which to choose ! In this painting, I tried to give you a scenario of a rain storm which has now passed and has refreshed this gathering place for wildlife.
In the distance, across the saw grass plain, are various trees, appearing misty from the high humidity of the rain. Closer to us on the plain is a typical "island" of slash pines and a mixture of undergrowth.
Moving to the left, I have presented you with a hammock of Florida trees including a few stately, edible cabbage palm trees. Then we have the "lowland" area where one can always find a shallow pond loaded with small fish. The water from this pond gives nourishment to the surrounding reeds making them nice and green. In addition, the calm surface serves as a mirror containing beautiful reflections !
The wading herons are busying themselves fishing in the shallows for small bream and on has taken flight across the pond to search elsewhere for a morsel.
Hovering overhead is my hallmark, the inquisitive Black-headed Gull (Larus Ridibundus), ready to pounce on an unsuspecting fish. I hope you will enjoy looking at this painting as much as I did painting it !
Close-up Detail Images:
2 Herons Fishing:Specifications of this Painting
Gliding Great White Heron:
Cabbage (Sabal) Palms:
Artist's Signature & Date:
The actual size of the painting is 20-inches by 16-inches, primed, high-quality canvas on board.
High-quality, artist-grade oil paints.
Brush and lotsa knifework.
A Little Info About This Artist
Riley Geddings is a self-taught, noted Florida landscape artist who is keeping the old "traditional Florida art" alive with his unique painting style, influenced in part by the now-famous "Florida Highwaymen" of the mid 1950's !
He has been painting professionally for about 25+ years and has attained recognition as one of the foremost Florida wilderness artists !
Riley's art has been online since 2003 and offered for sale to the public since 2005.
Riley is currently featured on many well-known international internet art websites. His paintings now hang in Europe, The United Kingdom, as well as the United States ! He has a large following of art collectors, many of whom have purchased over a dozen paintings each ! The Art Cove website is the official source for his original paintings and giclee prints of his works are available at http://riley-geddings.artistwebsites.com.
He paints "Ala Prima" wich means that he has no under-sketching and paints in more than one session.
How You Can Order This Original Painting:
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