Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Second River View

A Second River View  7"x9"  oil        
Last month I painted this view of the Coeur d'Alene River and I keep coming back to the reference of both photo and sketch. I wanted to work with a rectangle this time, still keeping the focus on the bend of the river in the distance and the large rock mass that stops the view on the left. I like this composition as well and might even try a third version.
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  1. I like the way this flows. One of the things I have been working on and trying to accomplish is the ability to make strokes so that it Looks like something instead of just a bunch of different colors on the canvas. I'll get there some day. I usually am painting them too realistically instead of being LOOSE!

  2. Beautiful! Love this one also- Composition is wonderful and the color harmony is just gorgeous. I always enjoy your blog!

  3. A beautiful painting! Love the color and the variety of brushwork. It has a wonderful feeling.

  4. Mary, just love the juicy-ness of this one. Great composition too. Have a great holiday weekend!

  5. Love all those gorgeous colors I see and of course your painterly style. Nice!

  6. You never cease to amaze me with your lovely colors and great compositions. This painting is beautiful!


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