Saturday, January 12, 2013

Eaton Canyon Fall

"Eaton Canyon Fall"
20"x24" Oil on Canvas
Another scene from my hike through Eaton Canyon on Thanksgiving Day. This old sycamore was up in Coyote Canyon, a small canyon that drains into Eaton Canyon. Great hike that morning. Met some really nice people out for some exersize or just sight seeing and taking in some fresh morning air.


Mick Carney said...

It always fascinates me that it can be the smallest detail that grabs the interest and that is true of this one. After enjoying all sorts of things about it I lighted upon the couple of orange leaves just in front of the dark side of the trunk. That little detail lifts this picture to new heights for me. It lends a depth of observation that increases the feel of reality. Lovely work.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Mick,
Most of these leaves were placed in the general area I saw in the reference photo. I did however add the orange leaves to connect more with the leaves on the ground. There were some orange ones in the tree but not many.

These trees are so much fun to paint. I really love the colors of the trunks and the large green/yellow leaves. Painting the trunks allows you to get so creative making the shapes and tones....just lots of fun.

Thanks Mick.