Sunday, July 8, 2012
Run-off Waterfalls - Yellowstone.
Run-off Waterfalls - Yellowstone
5x7in oil on canvas panel $100.
These lovely, long streams of water apparently are only running while
the snow is still melting. A Ranger provided that information. I was
very impressed with the courtesy and patience of the Park Rangers.
One entertained a group of us with how long a buffalo lasts if it falls
into any of the geothermal pools. I will not go into the details but I
could tell he enjoyed
watching everyone's reactions to the gruesome facts.
This was all about values as the sun was high and behind
the cliffs making a back-lit situation.
I was careful not to make the waterfalls too white. I had my sketch
to remind me that nothing
could be as light as the highlight on the top part of the water
even if it looked it. (The sky did)
I was taking artistic license because the waterfalls were the focus.
car after we had had a quick look
at the falls but it was enough to help
set the the mood of high sun
back-lighting. The photos I took
were way too dark.
Labels: daily painter, fracturing technique, geothermal pools., impressionism, julie ford oliver, landscape, oil on canvas panel, Park Ranger, waterfall in Yellowstone National Park
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.