Thursday, January 29, 2009

Morning in the Creek 14x11 oil

I made a few changes based on some suggestions I got. (above) 

I was out in Irvine park on the first real good day in a while.  It was clear and not windy and not too cold.  This is a north facing view.  In an attempt to push myself I decided to work bigger.   I was not able to finish on site and worked on it more at home.  I had trouble with values and then color and in working on it  at home I feel I lost that freshness of working fast on site.  I don't believe that it is finished and I really don't know what to do.  It just does not have the excitement that I felt getting out and painting.


Nancy and the fatties said...

The reflection is beautiful! I am not sure there is anything I would change about it - really nice blues in the water and you've used such a nice combination of colors.

Karen said...

I think you've created a wonderful recession into the distance and beautiful color contrasts. But I know what you mean about working on it once it's back inside. I don't think I've ever done that and not messed up what I had to begin with. These days I stop working when I start messing with what's there and I'm not adding any value to the piece (now the problem is to recognize when that is!).

Kim VanDerhoek said...

The water ripples and warming up the foreground rocks finished this one nicely! I think that's all it needed. How do you feel about it now?