Tuesday, January 4, 2011

FRESH AIR

24x26, oil, sold

Got out and did some hiking over the holidays and it was great to feel the cold fresh air against my skin.  I take lots of photos when I am hiking around in our local mountains and parks.  I am always amazed how the landscape changes throughout the year.  The terrain is very dull, dry and barren right now so it is fun as a painter to change things up.  Draw upon memory or just a change of harmony on my palette can excite a subject.  I had lots of fun with the color on this one.  I really built up layers of color to get to the final.  I love seeing the layers pop through to the surface and show off.  Lots of color.

8 comments:

Julie Hill said...

Dori...what a wonderful piece!

Sheila said...

Wow... I think larger formats are definitely a strength for you. More please!

Dana Cooper said...

Love it Dori, the new owners must be thrilled!

Kathy Cousart said...

Dori,
This is beautiful. Love the colors...must be stunning in person.

Susan E. Roden said...

Calming scene - love your selection of "pop" colors too.

Kelley Sanford said...

Such a serene & beautiful piece. No wonder it's sold.

Marian Fortunati said...

This is really quite lovely, Dori... Not just the color which IS wonderful, but the whole scene... Makes you just want to walk right down that path!!
Congratulation to whomever the new owner is!!

Kerri Settle said...

I'm late to this but really love the composition, especially that tilted angle. Really beautiful painting.