Monday, October 04, 2010

Evening Approaches

I painted this little 5"x7" painting a few months back and really liked the scene. I painted this small one to work on grasses and also play with the background mountain colors. Things worked out in it so in that little frame it went. I had recently picked up some 16"x20" canvases for a good price and wanted something to paint on one of them so I decided to go larger with this little painting trying to pretty much keep to the original painting.

In going larger the only thing I really lost at first was some of the atmosphere in my background. It wasn't really lost...just wasn't as pronounced as the smaller painting had it and my guess is the larger canvas through me a bit. Took me 2 days of letting the painting sit to notice it. I've corrected it and now all works with the larger piece.

"Evening Approaches"
16" X 20" Oil on Canvas


Suetois said...

This one is lovely. You captured that beautiful evening light on the mountains just perfectly.

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks a lot Sue. I really like this whole color much fun to paint it. Thanks!

Marian Fortunati said...

You're so right... Isn't it interesting that when we let the paintings rest a bit... we begin to see ways to improve them..

BEAUTIFUL job as always, Ron!

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Marian,
You are absolutely right about seeing ways to imrpove a painting by waiting a bit. I read a great thread on Kathleen Dunphy's Blog ( where she says basically no painting leaves her studio fresh off the easel until it has had time to cool off. The thread is titled "Going Another Round" and a very good read.
Thanks Marian.