The latest installment to my Colorado Landscape Painting. As yet untitled. This image is one that I gathered while traveling to southern Colorado last summer to visit my Mom's final resting place in Alamosa in the San Luis Valley. I was fortunate to be able to spend a good weekend doing some traveling around the area taking pictures so that I could paint to my hearts content when I got back to Washington State.
This piece is from an area around La Veta (not quite that far, further east) east of the Spanish Peaks) more toward the
area that has the caldera fields in almost extreme southeast Colorado and extreme northeast New Mexico (north and east of Angel Fire) The mountain in the background is a
Caldera, meaning a large, basinlike depression resulting from the
explosion or collapse of the center of a volcano. The whole area is
covered in them. For one with an amateur interest in geology, this is a
fun place to pick around in. A whole ton of little cider cones too. While on I-25, check out a perfect little specimen out just before Walsenburg.
Back to the latest installment of the progress of this piece. I've reintroduced shadows in the bushes at the
fore, worked some shadows and highlights in all the rest of the trees
and the road, a bit more on the house and toned down the gold in the
field to the right. I've also started developing the wildflowers on the
other side of the wooden fence.
Getting close! Will be tackling the
caldera and the sky again here directly and adding some scrubby bushes
to the mid-line hills as well. 05-10-13
If you would like to see all the images in the progress of this painting you can visit my art page at Face Book, and while you are there I would love a "like" if you are so inclined. :-) Here is the link directly to the art folder: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.354138881330352.80958.197207013690207&type=3
Friday, May 10, 2013
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Thursday, May 09, 2013
I painted these two paintings in December but this evening decided I needed to play with them a little more. It's interesting how a little time can make you change your mind on some things. I thought they were fine back then, didn't really have any color issues, depth...none of that.
This evening I took them back out again as part of my inventory process and decided, wow, they are rather...boring. I'm a color fanatic so I had to fix this problem. I pounced on them with just the answer, jazzing up as it were and here are the results.
Now, in order to appreciate the difference you actually have to see what they were like when I initially posted them.You can check that out here if you would like: Pears
In the meantime, here are the jazzed up and revamped Pears Part Deux.
They are both 4.5 x 6.5"
Acrylic Mixed Media Collage on watercolor paper