Sunday, December 09, 2012

Eaton Canyon Sycamore...more

"A Changing Season"
12" X 16" Oil on Panel

I'm still gettng my share of Fall colors from my trip to Eaton Canyon. This sycamore was on a ridge in Coyote Canyon. The grasses were just fantastic there and from my low vantage point seemed to be reaching for the sycamore. I have been working on painting better grasses and this of course would cover all of the bases...grasses, fall colors, sycamore trunks and twiggy growth off of the sycamore and surrounding branches. Can't ask for more than that so I painted this one today starting around noon, 6 hours, but I took my share of breaks getting coffee, helping bring in the groceries, feeding the horses. I also listening to my music including favorite Christmas songs I've downloaded which is fun this time of year.
Some details of the painting......



2 comments:

Mick Carney said...

I am loving this set of paintings. These are amongst your finest work. You have a feel for this subject matter that translates into beautiful images.

Ron Guthrie said...

Thanks Mick.....I think if I painted 20 more I'd be getting a really good feel for them. I have seen them painted by other artists and some make my tongue wag like a dog. I'd like to find a standard way of painting these trees since each one so far has had it's learning curve but maybe it is supposed to be like that. I'll keep working on them that's for sure. I'll call it my "Ode To Sycamores" :)