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8x10 Oil on panel. Done during a morning paint out with Plein Air Painters of New Mexico.
This is quite beautiful Damien. I suppose it helps that you were sitting in a supernatural place! Is the tree in the foreground a Pinion?
Thanks Darrell. No, a really old juniper or cedar and at least 8' tall.
I'm such a big fan of yours! Love all three paintings! I am going to a workshop in June to paint mountains in Colorado - it will be my first time painting mountains! Any advise for this flatlander?!
Thanks Sharron. Glad you like them. As far as advice goes just practice the basics of painting huge volumes of land and sky before you go which starts with value. I'll frequently put away all the colors, mix ten values of black and white and use all of them once only in a landscape. It's amazing how it forces you to organize and group and the illusion of depth you can create. I can send pics if you would like. Also, don't be tempted up there to use light saturated blue skies on everything. Hold a white tissue up against the sky in full sun to determine the proper value, color and saturation. Of course study the great mountain painters like Sargent, Hurley, Rungius, Lougheed, Moyers....
Nice warm echoes of color in a really cool subject.
Thanks Robert. I hope your painting is going well.
Yup Yup...........Well done........as always.........!!
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