Third version of the Geode Rock wall fishing. This is a commission so I painted three versions. I told the client that it is a common subject and I could still sell the other paintings. The people in the paintings were just a suggestion and they could be whoever you wanted them to be. I feel the couple in this one look the best. It was hard to try to give the suggestion of a woman and a man.
11" x 14" oil on Raymar panel.
This is the second version. I like the feeling of sunlight the best on this one. My original plan was to paint plein air, that is until I found out where it was located. I had to walk a dry creek and then through some shoulder high weeds on uneven ground on past tree branches that gave me stinging blisters. I took may camera and put together the background from the photos. I would still like to paint plein air but will have to wait until the park staff decide that they need a trail there.
9" x 12" oil on panel
This is the first version.
Can't make my mind up! I like the minor variations of where the foliage goes. The boat in version 3 really feels like it's floating. This is a good lesson in exploring a subject.ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting. I worked from a blurry photo of the couple in their canoe and pieced together photos of the rock wall. I had a very nice client, so it is good.Delete
I looked at all three and liked them all for various reasons. You did a great job with the figures. They add so much to the interest of the location. I also like the way you captured a change of the color harmony in them all. Good for you, Carlene. I would enjoy knowing which one the client choses,ReplyDelete
He picked the third version, I believe it was because it had the best likeness of people. I may try to fix the other two.Delete