Monday, November 19, 2012

Eaton Canyon Sunset

Well, all finished. I wish I could get a better photo of the painting but it is a wide painting and I have to back away to get the wide panel into the viewfinder which then keeps me from getting a good solid image...It's not bad but probably could me much better.

 "Eaton Canyon Sunset"
12" X 36" Oil on birch panel

I'd say it works pretty well as a painting of one of my favorite subjects...the San Gabriel mountains. These are hard mountains to paint and I feel I'm really making progress with them. There are some really nice passages in this painting but seeing them in an online photo doesn't do them justice. One particular area I like a lot is the left side showing the distant trees and far off bluffs along the mountain bottom...
Overall....this one came out well. I'll let it sit and dry and work on getting a frame for it in the meantime.

4 comments:

Dianne said...

It's beautiful!

Ron Guthrie said...

Thank you Dianne for the comment on this one. In looking at the pic I wish the orange/reds weren't so intense...they are slightly overdone in the photo. Look cool here but hey, I try to do the best I can with that camera of mine, haha.

Mick Carney said...

Gorgeous colour and lovely composition. This format really works for this subject.

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks a lot Mick. This is my second 12x36....now I want to go much larger...maybe 2'x6'...yahoo!