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


  1. Dan what a beautiful painting. I love your colors and especially the composition. Well done. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Really nice Dan. Nice simple composition along with good color.

  3. Hi Dan.
    This is a brilliant painting. I love the way that you have zeroed in to this subject. I do that a lot. I have taken a look at most of your paintings and found them to be excellent. Thanks for visiting my Blog Dan, and all the best.

  4. Hi,
    Really it is very useful post and I like to read these techniques and also I am trying it and thanks for sharing such type of techniques please keep it sharing.