Friday, April 17, 2009

Little Falls

Did this plein air this afternoon in just over an hour. Abstracted some of the nonessential parts. Tried to keep the focus on the water. This creek is mainly flat limestone, with the walls of the creek very steep in rock also. Tans and grays dominate. The only red was the dark red underpainting, then I used cobalt blue, cad yellow medium, burnt umber, yellow ochre and white.

Thanks for looking. Comments always welcome.

9" x 12", oil on mounted canvas, palette knife


Mick Carney said...

Great rendering of the stratification in the rock and the little touches of colour that draw the eye create an extra interest beyond the water. Like the water, it really moves.

Bill Guffey said...

Thanks Mick. That rock was a bear to do.