Wednesday, May 13, 2009

River--Original Landscape Oil Painting

Lately I've been practicing the painting of water. It is a good little challenge for me. Trying to make sure it looks like water and not a path or a road seems to be easiest for me when reflections are present. This 8x10 inch oil painting is a typical western Washington State river with evergreen trees providing a considerable part of the surrounding vegetation. I'm fairly satisfied with the outcome of the water, but the yellow trees still need some work. When it dries, I may go in and do some touch ups, but for now I'll take a break and ponder some more references for future water practice.
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laurens.paint.palette said...

The trees really pop and your water came out great!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Nancy, Your water is beautiful...the reflections and well done!

Nancy Merkle said...

Thank you! I'm glad it turned out well.

L.Holm said...

Lovely reflections in the water, and those gorgeous glowing trees. zowie! beautiful work.