Thursday, November 11, 2010

Painting from Photos

Walking along Shawnee Run (valley and creek) in winter after a light snow I thought the baby cedars were cute and snapped a number of pictures. When I came to paint them, I couldn't come up with an interesting composition. So I zeroed in on the upper right corner of the photo and borrowed colors from another artist I admired to relieve the grey-on-grey of the scene.  This hilltop area was apparently farmed well into the twentieth century and, happily, cedars and
oaks are taking over the land.
Above Shawnee Run 10x8 Oil