Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Autumn Trees, Late Afternoon - oil on panel, 11x14 inches

Autumn Trees, Late Afternoon
oil on panel, 11x14 inches
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This painting was done on-site as the light faded, late in the afternoon. I had to catch some of the autumn color, because it doesn't last long here. I was drawn to the way the sunlight raked across the grasses in the foreground, and how dramatic the illuminated yellow-orange tree was. It all made for a very striking effect.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Indian Summer - oil on panel, 12x16 inches

Indian Summer
oil on panel, 12x16 inches
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I painted this during yesterday's warm morning. I ended up with a sunburn by the end of the painting session. We have very little fall color so far but I think it will arrive this week. At any rate, I was really drawn to painting those rocks with all their varied shapes and shadows, and the way the water gradated to a subtle violet color (which is lost in the photo of this painting, sigh...) as it approached the shoreline.