Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Fall in the Valley--Original American Oil Painting

It is another ugly day in the Pacific Northwest. Rain, wind, and snow are slashing about. When the weather is gray and ugly, I try to imagine a warmer, sunnier time. This 5 x 7 oil painting comes from my imagination. As I painted I was thinking of the comfortable crispness of a sunny fall afternoon. I wanted to use bright colors, so my palette was blessed with four shades of yellow, cadmium orange, and two reds. The one blue in the bunch helped to mix the purple of the distant mountains and the bark and shadows of the trees. I hope this little painting will cheer your day as it did mine.
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