Friday, April 30, 2010

Hills Above Cachuma Lake

"Hills Above Cachuma Lake"
5" X 7" Oil on panel

This one came from a reference photo I had taken while on a hike near Cachuma lake. I made two hikes that in the morning with an overcast sky and then another when the sun came out to get some sunlit pictures. The hike was only about a mile or so so it was no big deal to do it twice. Great weather and with Spring here all was in bloom along the way. I've done two versions of this painting...the other version is a nocturne that was suggested by a painter friend and I'll post that one later. I like this version and see little things that could be touched up on. Fun little painting.


Janelle Goodwin said...

I like the softness of the grasses and wildflowers, Ron. Really beautiful!

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Janelle,
Thanks a lot for the nice comments Janelle. Although wildflowers are not my forte I do think I'm getting better with them, haha. Fun to work on.

Mick Carney said...

You've captured the impression of grasses and wild flowers beautifully in this one Ron.

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks a lot Mick. This scene was rather fun to paint.