Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Arroyo Seco

"Fading Light At The Arroyo"
18" X 24" Oil on Canvas
A while back I was shooting reference photos in the Arroyo, the riverbed that runs from Pasadena down into Los Angeles close to Dodger Stadium. One of the scenes I caught was the fading light leaving the arroyo in shadow but the trees high up on the edge of the arroyo walls still lit up. I like that sort of stuff, haha. I decided to paint this one trying to capture that light. I like the lack of direct light and it's effect on the greens and dried grasses in this scene. Some slight bit of light giving the hillside scrub a hazy stuff to work with.   


Marian Fortunati said...

AND... I just love the sage there... it adds beautiful color.

Hope you are doing well, Ron!

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks Marian. I was just down there about a week ago and wanted to stop by the arroyo but ran out of time. Things are going good up here....lots of projects to complete so I've got my hands full....a couple of sales too so it's good.

Marian Fortunati said...

That's grand, Ron

AND... I see that your painting is on the cover of the postcard for the California Art Club Fremont Show...

FABULOUS!!!!!! Congratulations!!

Will I see you on the 2nd???

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Marian,
Congrats on getting your painting in this show too!!! I was hoping you'd have one in it so I can pester you at the reception! haha.

I was just checking my email before going to bed and saw the funny. Can't believe they used it. I haven't been in a show in a while down there so this should be fun. I'll see you then Marian!