Friday, September 24, 2010

An Almost Fall Painting

Another painting from the Alamosa River Canyon.  This painting is a 16x20, a tad bit larger than I usually paint on location.  I was confused as to which direction was which and when the sun wasn't moving in the direction that I thought it should, I checked my compass in my Cruiser and found that I was 45 degrees off.  Oops.  Everything started to make sense after that and I finished this pretty quickly- larger plein air paintings can go as quickly as the smalls- just be ready to slap on large amounts of paint with a big brush - Stapleton Kearns was right- sometimes it's hard to miniaturize the world when painting.

11 comments:

eldon warren said...

Well done and I rally like the colors in this one. Have I asked what colors you have on your palette?
I'm in process of re-evaluating the color on mine and am wondering what you use.

Susan McCullough said...

Hi Eldon- I sent you an e-mail on my colors- that way we can banter back and forth on the colors we like!

Jeff said...

Fantastic painting! I especially like the way you handled the water and the reflections in the water, very striking contrast of colors.

Susan McCullough said...

Thank you Jeff. the water was tough- especially the reflections but I took my time and worked through it. Thank you for the nice comment

evat said...

hi, everything in this painting is beautiful . the shape of trees and the reflection on water , lovely colours , it is nice one .

Susan McCullough said...

Thank you evat- I always appreciate your comments!

evat said...

hi , again , i wonder if you have time , to have a look on my blog , i want to know , what do you think about my work . i will be so glad for that , thank you .

Susan McCullough said...

evat- I have checked out your blog and I even tried to comment- but I couldn't get it published so I gave up.. Here goes- I like your drawings- you have a good imagination to come up with some of your drawings without reference material. I think you do a great job. Maybe you could put the comment section in English as well so some of us can figure out how to comment. Sue

evat said...

hi , thanks so much for your nice comment , and i am sorry that you could not write it in my blog . i have changed my settings ,so i think you can write it now if you like that .

painting is my hobby , i could not study arts , so , it is so important for me to get some advices from very good painter as you , thanks again and all best wishes for you .

Jo Anne Neely Gomez said...

Beautiful, love your colors and so much light filling your painting.

Susan McCullough said...

Thank you Jo Anne!