Sunday, November 25, 2012

Northwest November 4

 There are many hours involved in this small painting. Getting the right mood was elusive. Twice I painted over the whole thing then scraped that off and went into the 'ghost' of what had been there before. Eventually, something sort of tremulous happened and I was satisfied.
 In between massive though typical fall storms, we`ve had a couple of dry days. What gifts they are!
The forests are muddy and wild with ferns and mosses. And still, some lingering bright maple leaves which are stunning against the blue fog and deep green firs.
oil on panel 8"x8"

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Tina Besecker Marohn said...

You really captured that damp, lush, quietness of the forest this time of year.

Celeste Bergin said...

it was worth all the trouble....beautiful!

Jo Reimer said...

This was certainly worth the continuing work to get it right. I'm impressed by the mood of the piece and especially by the way you stated the magisty of the foreground tree without making it domineering and in-your-face. My tendency would have been to make its color too dark and opaque.