Monday, November 21, 2011

Creek Shadow Autumn




This was my demonstration painting for the watermedia class I`m teaching this month. The bottom photo was where it stood after one session. The second, was what it became in the next. I then finished it in my studio. I had been preaching the importance of painting from memory. The evening before the class, I was hiking around Mt. Talbert at dusk. It was too dark for photos so I was just enjoying the fading light with the maples blazing orange all around me. So when I began the demonstration, I had strong impressions from my walk. As I worked I really thought I was in trouble, it was very black. But, because I was using Yupo, its brilliant white surface shown through each dark layer and gave it the murky glow I had remembered.

6 comments:

Maureen said...

Always enjoy seeing your process photos!

Have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What atmosphere you created...what a place....geeez,,,,love seeing the process too. Happy TG in America.
Enjoy your bird:)

Rose said...

What a memory you have!! I wish I could remember what I ate for breakfast! :)

Have a very happy Thankgiving! :)

RH Carpenter said...

WOW!

Divya said...

This is beautiful!!

Carol H. Barber said...

Great one!
So you have a regular jog, paint and do workshops? How do you balance it all?