Saturday, March 31, 2012

Last Light


Last Light on the Oaks
20"X 24" Oil on Canvas

Taking a break from the Coast Guard work, this painting is of a spot close to home. This hillside is a view right from the end of my driveway. We had a storm blow out and when that happens I like to grab my camera and take reference photos of the clouds over our hillsides. I like a blue sky as much as the next guy but add massive clouds and things start getting majestic!
I like the colors of the last light hitting the trees so that was the goal here without getting over dramatic about it. The dark colors for the shadowed parts of the trees were a dark mix of Alizarin, Ultramraine Blue and a hint of Cad Yellow Light for taste....my usual colors. Fun painting.
Some details....
That little young sycamore was fun to throw in there and a nice contrast in color.


  

7 comments:

Mick Carney said...

There's a wonderful richness to the colours in this that really speaks of the time of day. Lovely.

Dianne said...

That's wonderful. I know you love marine painting, but your landscapes are great.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Mick! The colors in this one really came out well. A bit richer than my norm but it sure worked out ok. I started this one out in the evening so maybe with the lack of light that casued it to go that way. Happy with it though. Thanks buddy.

Hi Dianne, Thanks too for the kind words. I love Marine work because I love the subject but I'd be the first to admit they aren't for everyone.

I really enjoy Landscapes just for the beauty of it all and I doubt I'd ever give up painting them...hard not love a good looking scene and there are so many in the landscape to find and paint.

Jim Serrett said...

Oh yea..
Beautiful sky, the play of split complements is very nice.

Just wanted to add, that I meant to comment the other day, hope that life is treating you and yours well.
All the best, Jim

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Jim,
Good to hear from you. Thanks for the comments on the painting Jim, much appreciated!

Life is going along and things are slowly getting back to normal. Thanks buddy.

Helen Read said...

beautiful landscapes! The colors are lovely - they have a very pleasing overall feel.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Helen,
Thanks a lot for taking a look and the nice comments. I'm very happy with the colors in this piece. Thanks again Helen!
Ron