Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Sisquoc...and clearing haze

"Haze Clearing Near Sisquoc"

15" x 30"

To be honest, the small town of Sisquoc is about a couple of miles down the road if you followed that fence line meandering off into the distance in my latest painting. This ranch is in the Santa Maria valley right before you turn south for the drive through Foxen Canyon. Santa Maria valley heads right down to the ocean so they get great fog in there. Just a fun painting to do....

a small detail shot....

6 comments:

Mick Carney said...

This is exquisite Ron. One of the most beautiful that you have produced. You have captured the soft misty feeling in a delightful way. Your grass and foliage are at their best and the composition is well suited to the shape of canvas. Love it.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Mick,
That grass in the foreground was quite different than what my ref had. I kept trying to paint it like the ref with this shadowed area but kept getting less than desired results. I messed with it for hours and then said heck with it, I'll just paint in what I want, so this version of foreground grasses are the result of that humility.

Sometimes it just goes that way....if you can't paint what you see in a scene then paint whatever you want to put there that you can paint, hahaha.
Thanks for the comments though Mick. They are very much appreciated.
Ron

Teresa said...

OH WOW Ron!!!!!! You've completely outdone yourself with this one - This is stunning!

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Teresa,
Hope you guys got some snow this year. I guess they are in a drought up north. Thanks for the comments on this one...always trying to improve. How is your killer EasL working out? I'm jeolous!
Ron

Teresa said...

Hi Again Ron :) I can't get enough of looking at this painting! Oh, and I'm tagging you - if you want to know what that means you can read about it on my blog :) Hope you don't mind.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Teresa,
I'll have to look into that tagging thing. Thanks for taking another look at this one. I'm pretty happy with the results too.
Ron