Sunday, January 02, 2011

Spring Blooms

"Spring Blooms"
9"x 12" Oil on Panel
A painter buddy of mine, Rich Gallego, finished the year with a painting I saw and that was all I needed to get his kick in the butt to do a painting before the year ended but it was less than an hour away from midnight on New Years night. I started this one but had to stop to do the Champagne thing, haha. I finished it today after getting caught up with other needed things. This was painted from a small 5x7 study I did a few months back. I realy liked certain parts of the study and wanted to try a bit of a larger painting. I like the far off mountains but wish I had placed them just slightly higher. I also like the textures and bits of pure color in the foreground poppies. Some paintings are just fun to paint and this was one of those types of one to start the new year off with.
Happy 2011!!!


Marian Fortunati said...

Happy 2011 to you, too, Ron!!!

love the low fog!

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks far so good, haha. This is going to be a good year Marian!

Mick Carney said...

Love the texture of foreground paint and misty mid ground, loads of atmosphere. Have a good year Ron.

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks Mick. That thicker texture of the flowers really makes this larger piece stand out in comparison to the smaller 5x7 reference painting. Very cool! Happy New Year Mick!