Saturday, April 11, 2009

California Hills--Landscape Oil Painting

Today I finally satisfied my need to paint something a little larger and work on canvas. This 16x20 inch oil painting was created from the Wetcanvas April Landscape Challenge. What I liked about the reference source for this painting was the movement created by the lines of the sunshine and shadows on the undulating hills. I used a palette of Naples Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Sap Green, Ultramarine Blue, and just a touch of Cadmium Orange in the foreground wildflowers. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

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3 comments:

Mel said...

I absolutely LOVE the shadows. There's something kind of unexpected about them, but it totally works. Nice work!

Christine said...

Nancy, I just stumbled upon your blog and I love your work! I am just starting out myself as an artist, so I am definitely learning a lot from your work and the way you market it on your blog. Excellent work, I will definitely keep an eye on you!

Nancy Merkle said...

Thanks. It is always nice to hear such nice comments!