Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rocks on Chapel Pond

To get to the water at Chapel Pond you have to walk down a rocky hill so you look out on the water from above. I started this painting from the top of the hill on site and finished it off from memory with very soft Sennelier oil pastels. 8x8in. oil paint and oil pastel on birch panel

Rapids on Deer Creek

I went back to a spot I have painted before back in the Spring. It was a very hot day but painting next to fast water seems to keep one cool. I was not pleased with the colors. What appeared to be a warm tan in the sunshine became a cool greenish grey when I brought it indoors. But I think I saved it by waiting until it was dry and working into it later with thick applications of Sennilier oil pastels. I painted on a rigid panel so the pastels went on quite nicely. I then sprayed it lightly with an oil pastel fixitive that really brought out the colors. 8x101n oil paint and pastel on birchpanel SOLD

Arcadia Farm

Here is the finished painting.
8x10 1n oil on birch panel