Sunday, October 24, 2010
Oil on 5x7 hardboard.
This painting is in WDE at Wet Canvas. Jean was the host.
Thanks for all the wonderful photos to choose from this week, Jean!
I wanted to try my hand at a landscape and this one sure filled the bill. What a beautiful spot!
I chose to keep it simple and leave out the falls that was in the reference. My reason...I like the peaceful look of the smooth water and reflections.
I tried to follow some plein air painting hints. Simplify... establish the darks first...put in the large shapes...then add some suggestion of detail. The paint is thickest...the lightest light and the darkest dark...the brightest color...are all at the focal point....(Hopefully).
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Genesis 2:9 And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food.