I have a pretty active scene here and used the fallen trees, angle of the water and the vertical figure to create a flow around and through the composition. Edges were mostly soft or lost, but I kept hard edges around the figure. The title comes from water created by lots of rocks and tumbling current, creating pockets where fish hide.
Avery, Idaho is on the St. Joe river. On a day like this one, it's just one sparkling turn after another as you wind your way along the road that follows it. I took this photo of my husband at least a year or so ago, but in the way of revisiting images, today it just said 'paint me'!
The beautiful red rocks on the Owyhee river are the focus in this one instead of a fisherman. I worked at getting the form to be massive in it's presence and turn the shapes with the correct values. In addition, I used the patch of light on the little spring green hillside to bring the eye down into the river and then back up again to the big silhouette against the sky.
Breezy Beach Day 6" x 12" oil on linen panel
Here's a beach scene for those of you longing for sunny days. This was from a picture I took in Hawaii on one of their perfect spring days. View and PurchasePin It
This is another pretty view in Glacier Park. I found some time to paint today and warmed the rocks into more orange and sienna color as a counterpoint to the blues. I've been working on L600 linen from New Traditions and really like the smooth surface that isn't too slippery. Their customer service is always great too!
I'm back, and it was good to visit with family and get a new perspective on things elsewhere. It's also good to get caught up enough to paint! Oh my.... I have missed sliding paint around and using color! My husband was fishing with a friend on the Owyhee river in Oregon and brought back some inspiring images that had me thinking of in terms of cool blues and early spring color in the grasses.