Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Eaton Canyon At Dusk


"Eaton Canyon At Dusk"
36" X 48" Oil on Canvas
A large painting of Eaton Canyon just before sunset. This scene was down in the riverbed in Fall this last year. Being a riverbed in a canyon there were plenty of rocks to paint so I took the liberty of editing many of them out of the scene. This allowed me to add more of the sandy bottom of the streambed and keep things not so busy in the foreground area. Took a few days to paint this one due to the large size but it went pretty smooth. The mountain sides of the canyon are an area I'm still working out to get to the point of feeling comfortable painting them and really loving what I end up with there. I like the progress so far with that part of these canyon paintings because the San Gabriel mountains to me are very hard mountains to paint. Lots of rocks and scrub brush so it is sort of a nightmare to handle for a painter.

4 comments:

Mick Carney said...

Another gem. Your rich vein of form continues.

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks a bunch Mick...I really appreciate it. I've always wanted to paint the mountains where I grew up so these canyon pices are a nice learning tool for that....lots of headaches and doubts to go along with them too.

NorwegianAngel said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love how detailed it is.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Hanne,
Thanks a lot for the comments. Glad you like this one. Thanks too for taking the time to post.