Wednesday, April 18, 2012
8x6in oil on canvas panel 100.
What a difference in ambiance when the sun is not shining.
The stream was rushing along due to springtime melting snow.
A heavy mist was settled into the atmosphere creating
a very tonal painting. After the brightness of what I had been
painting, it felt more like England than New Mexico.
This is all about subtle value changes so I kept my colors
on the palette in a circular pool so it was easier to compare
the gradations...step by step up or down in value.
I let my palette do the work!
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.