Sunday, August 12, 2012

PAINTING WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE

EARLY PASTURE    12X16    oil on linen panel    
For the most part, this one is a fig newton of my imagination.  I had a reference photo, from a trip to a friend's ranch, that had the two tree clumps with a view to the distance that is somewhat similar to this in configuration.  The color, however, was dull green and brown, and there was no creek winding through the pasture.  I played up the carpet of spring wildflowers, invented a creek that helps get you to my focal area, and imposed a more spunky color scheme with early morning in mind.  Reference is a launch pad for us to paint what we want to see.

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