Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sky Over Escalante

4/24/10 "Dark Sky over Escalante", 9" x 12", Oil
I like to work in a series--partly because it removes a variable that can be a barrier to the daily process--I don't have to decide what to paint each morning.  But its also because I like to explore different aspects of the same subject.  We went to Utah in October and I painted every afternoon we were there, but I also took many photographs, especially on the "cloud" day.  Painting from a photograph just isn't the same as painting on site, so this painting was really about color--trying to get a depth of color that didn't exist in the photograph.  I think I could have made the color more saturated.

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