Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer Landscape

"Summer Field"
12 X 24" Oil on Canvas
I've been doing other art related things keeping me away from painting so it was time to jump back at the easel. Yesterday I finished building a French Companion for my French easel and I painted this one to try out the French Companion. Works great and it's nice having the added room when using the French easel.
I started this one out trying a darker sky...sort of a slate grey. It really popped those pink mountains and gave it the look of when the sun starts coming out at the end of as storm. I called it quits, went inside to eat dinner and when I came back I decided to lighten the sky. I hate messing with the sky once a painting is done but that "after the storm" look was a little intense. Ya had to be there. 
Anyway....good painting to get back to the brushes with. 


Dianne said...

Well, I like the way it turned out, so I guess the change in the sky was a GOOD thing! Now, how about pictures of the Companion? I have a metal shelf (right side) for mine and I find it very helpful. More room to spread out. I'm fascinated by the idea of your custom made French Companion.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Dianne,
Thanks for the comments on the one it was. I've just posted the FC build. Very easy to make.

Rolina said...

Oh my, this is a beautiful painting, I love the soft light and the way you have treated the foreground (always a difficult area for me)!

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Rolina,
Yep, foregrounds can be daunting at times. I'm still working on adding better detail to my know painting, one lesson after another. Thanks Rolina.