Friday, August 2, 2013

"Rushing Water"

"Rushing Waters"  10x10
oil on birch panel
Thought I would post today's plein air.  I traveled not far up the north fork of the Big Thompson towards Glen Haven.  The sun was in and out, but mostly out.  I can see some compositional problems already (why can't I see those out in the field?); the tangent of the water and the lower rocks, also the bottom rocks don't read correctly but this is what it looks like straight out of the field, no touchups.  I was fairly satisfied with my color and values today. Been trying to continue the momentum from painting in the Tetons this past month with painting outdoors or at least from life nearly every day.  There is really no teacher better than simply getting out there and painting!

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