Monday, November 23, 2009

Studio Show Painting

"Eucalyptus in Evening"
9" X 12" Oil on panel
During the lulls in our studio show I used the time to work on another painting. Time is not to be wasted so I jumped at the opportunity to use it wisely. This painting allowed me to work more on eucalyptus trees and pushing distance in my paintings. This painting is another in a long line of paintings working to paint better and I'm pretty happy that each painting in that line teaches me.

Details of the painting....
Nice rich darks which I love painting...not black, it's a dark mixture of French Ultramarine Blue/Alizarin Crimson/Cadmium Yellow Pale. The tree trunkss are simply Titanium White with a dab of FUB to add the shadowed color of the truck shaded by foliage.
Rock practice...that's right. I added these big boulders more for my practice than for the composition of the painting...they work and I'm a happy camper......a very fun painting!

3 comments:

Mick Carney said...

Gorgeous work. You easily achieve your aim of creating distance and you have rendered some lovely subtle tones to give form to your rocks.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Mick,
I might get to go painting with a painter I met at the last show and he lives near rock infested country, hahaha...have to get ready for that.
Ron

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