Wednesday, February 3, 2016

One Nice Day

Saturday was the first nice day to get together with friends for some plein air painting. Jessica send out the email, Carroll found the perfect spot to really challenge and inspire us.  John posted an image of those of us who could make it that day

.I picked this scene even though is was a little busy for my skill level. Too many rocks, dirt and brush. I went back into it later at home and put more emphasis on the tree. 

I just couldn't let it go and took another try at it. This is from a photo of the same location downstream from the first. Still not up to simplifying the subject matter enough. 
6" x 12" oil on canvas 

1 comment:

  1. I like the way the large tree sort of looms forward in the first and almost looks like its wrestling with the other tree in the second. Nice color in both.