Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Soda Butte Creek - Yellowstone
Soda Butte Creek - Yellowstone.
6x8in oil on canvas board $125.
Stopped and ate lunch by the creek
at Warm Springs Campground near the north east entrance to the park
This was painted from a watercolor sketch in my book. Across the creek it
was cool and dark with light areas filtering through.
The other page is from the same spot, but looking outside the campground at the creek.
I should imagine that is the "Butte" the creek originates from.
One view is intimate and the other
quite the opposite. I sat and painted both views during a picnic lunch. Two, very patient
men with me. Their job was to watch out for bears!
The problem when painting from these little sketches is
figuring out what I had not done in detail. Like the exact type and color of rocks.
I should have made notes!
I did have the tiered, waterfall effect and the warm areas in the sun to follow.
I rearranged the rocks for better design.
I am getting more comfortable with doing landscapes with the fracturing.
Labels: Butte Creek, daily painter., fracturing technique, impressionism, julie ford oliver, landscape, oil on canvas, Yellowstone
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.