Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Salon: 12 Landscapes I Love

The Harvest by Swiss painter Rober Zund (1826 - 1909)

Field in Asturia 1903 by Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla (1863 - 1923)

Early Evening Winter 1912 by English painter J.E.H. MacDonald (1873 - 1932)

Ruined Moorish Arch in Ronda, Spain 1866 by English painter Frederic Leighton (1830 - 1896)

October Gold 1922 by Canadian painter Franklin Carmichael (1890 - 1945)

Farmhouse with Birch Trees 1900 by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1918)

Along the Marne 1925 by American painter William Glackens (1870 - 1938)

Landscape at Twilight by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

Storm in the Mountains 1870 by German/American painter Albert Bierstadt (1830 - 1902)

The Cold Road to Dorchester by contemporary English painter Nicholas Hely Hutchinson

Bruges Moonlight 1910 by American painter Charles Warren Eaton (1857 - 1937)

Vernazza Yellow Boat by contemporary American painter Scott Burdick

Some landscape paintings leave me feeling detached, unable to relate. I think it might be the distance, the painter's faraway point of view - I'm not sure. But, at any rate, the eleven I've chosen for today's post are landscapes that will involve the viewer in one way or another. At least I hope so.

I'll be doing a post on seascapes in the New Year and that's why no Turner paintings here. I feel he'll fit in better then. My favorite Turners always involve the sea. I know I selected a fairly subdued Van Gogh for my collection, but I love this one.

Remember that these are not the ONLY landscapes I love, just the twelve I love today.


  1. The Harvest is spectacular! Thanks for sharing these Yvette! The trees and the sky are amazing!

  2. Lovely choices. I'm very fond of landscapes. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a wonderful, happy, healthy New Year full of great books and art! Happy New Year to you and Rocky!

  3. I love them, too, Yvette. I like the scale of the first one, and I know there's just enough room in my house to hang it. I'm not familiar with the Van Gogh you've chosen, but it strikes me as having the quality of a great block print.

    I wonder whether you'll include a Winslow Homer for your seascapes. I'm lobbying for him!

    Happy new Year!


  4. You're welcome, Peggy Ann. A very Happy New Year to you and your family.

  5. I love it too, Ryan. :) But I love all the others too. A very Happy New Year to you and your family, kiddo!

  6. You're welcome, Joan. Rocky and I thank you for your New Year good wishes. And we wish you and your family a very Happy New Year as well. :)

  7. Oh Winslow Homer is definitely slated to be included. :) I love his work.

    I think you're right about the Van Gogh, it does have that quality. Well, all these paintings have something in them that attracts me.

    A very Happy New Year to you and your family, Mark.

  8. Thanks. Many of these landscapes are just beautiful.

    Happy New Year! And for more art appreciation blogs. What a lovely respite from the written words all over the blogosphere. Sometimes beautiful art is necessary for the soul -- and to rest the eyes.

  9. Thanks, Kathy. I'm glad you appreciate what I'm doing. :)


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