Thursday, September 26, 2013

Day Twenty Six: Warm Light on the Mountains SOLD

Warm Light on the Mountains
Little Gem
6x8 oil on museum board
Not today, but I stood in this area and painted plein air a few Septembers ago.  Painting this scene outdoors was very difficult because the desert seemed forbidding and harsh.  In reality it is, because plants must survive drought, wind, and heat.  The beauty was in the mountains.

So back in the studio, I let the painting rest...yes, for two years.  Today I painted the Little Gem, working from the larger plein air painting and a photograph but just for a while.  Then I turned to my imagination and just painted.

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  1. I am so in love with this area... What a dream it would be to have high ceilings, and a huge gallery wall, and all of your paintings in a mosaic there!

  2. OMG, what a wonderful compliment. If you hung them so high, you wouldn't be able to see the Little Gems. Oh well, binoculars would work.

  3. I love the way you took the beginning and then made it how you "felt about it" and achieved such a beautiful painting.


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