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Friday, April 8, 2011
New work, just finished today
As I said on my last post, I have been working on a new project. Today, after finishing my first attempt at this, I have decided to do another one , with a horizontal format- - -and on a grey-day. Today I found even tho I had gone and done a Plein-air one morning that I had problems with how to Finnish! I know trees are not as easy as they seem, and I wonder why?? I have read so much on this, Carlson. Payne, Purcell. Garcia, and I just love Darcie Peet's landscape paintings!! She doesn't have any problems with her trees! Just wonderful work on her web-site, she is one of the best. Aspevig work is supreme, they make it look so easy and wonderful. My plein-air was for "fact-finding"- - - color, space. and feeling. I didn't get it exactly right, but I will show you how it turned out.
The peak is way more dramatic , I drew it a bit more rounded than It is. I believe the wind was kicking up---and I was more concerned on where it all sat in space. Its really an unfinished little 9 x 12 on pastelmat , but I think it helped me alot. So here is where I am today - - - - - with another version already on my mind.
I am sorta pleased - - - but not quite. It was fun to do, I did use the grey pastelbord, 16 x 20----very nice to work on, with a cobalt blue underpainting. I think I would call it: Spring in the Sierra.----but that's a bit corny! Now I am excited to do the next one! I got an email from the lady who asked me to do it, she invited me to a luncheon meeting with the Garden Club ladies that are giving this painting as a gift- - - and says to bring it! Good Grief! I sure hope the next one is better!!!!!