Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sunset at Winter's Creek

Sunset at Winter's Creek
Oil on panel, 6x4
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I am really drawn to a fiery red in the sky - which is such a challenge to paint!  On this winter landscape, I am pushing the color to the warm and cool, departing a bit from the gray.  Liberally using the cad orange through the trees and grasses adds pop against those cool violets and blues.  Painting in this tiny size can also be challenging when I want to capture the whole feel of a landscape with an economy of strokes.  The trees have been negatively painted by cutting in all around them - leaving what remains.  Painting number 707 in 707 days - now back to the laundry!

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