Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Valley Trail

I did this painting mainly to practice more at painting trails through native grass. Trails are becoming very fun to paint. I am wanting to paint these types of scenes more and more. I enjoy pushing the distance in a valley scene and throwing in the trees randomly...this of course was another scene out of my head instead of using a reference photo. The joy of painting these is you don't become a slave, or even have to worry about becoming a slave, to a reference photo. There is such freedom in composing whatever you like in a scene and so these paintings develop pretty fast and I end up doing most of them Alla Prima. A fun one to do.

"Valley Trail"

9"x12" Oil on Canvas

Here are a couple of detail shots....

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