Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Santa Ynez Sunrise

Here is a painting done froma photo taken while driving early one morning after a storm had passed close to where I live. Those are the Santa Ynez Mountains as the cloud cover begins to break letting in the morning sun and blue skies.
This is 12"x16" Oil on Canvas. I have it propped in this floater frame while drying. Looks pretty cool there.


Bart said...

This seems to be exactly the frame I use for all my (landscape) paintings Ron.
I am not sure myself If I find it the best frame, but it looks good and stylish in my opinion. So far I like them best.

:-) Propped it in while driving??

Nice to visit your blog btw! Elverhoj/Solvang sounds (Norwegian or Danish?) very familiar to me :-)

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Bart,
I bought about 6 of these when they were on sale from which are very affordable. They work with everything it seems.

This one is just drying up a bit. I was on the way to drop some pieces off for a artist guild show once and had to frame a small 5x7" as we headed up there. Thank goodness for cordless drills!

Solvang is "the Danish Capitol of America" or so they tell me. It was founded way back in the late 1800's. Nice looking town but like most of Europe it closes up at 5PM. hahaha.
Thanks for taking a look Bart.

william wray said...

You kow how much I like this one. Well done!

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks Bill. Painting clouds is pretty cool and you can get pretty creative doing them. I think the smartest thing about doing clouds is not to try and duplicate your reference too much. Very hard to replicate nature and sometimes that's just asking for a beating!.

Karen Winters said...

Just beautiful, Ron!

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks for the comments Karen. Had a good time doing 2 little skyscapes so going larger was the next step.