Wednesday, May 29, 2013

After the Rain

My painting from the previous post....

The San Luis Valley usually looks rather dusty in the spring due to the high winds but the colors were saturated due to the rain from the day before.

This painting threw a few difficulties my way. I was truly hoping that the leaves would have budded out by now. Trying to achieve the look of branches that are thick with pre-buds, yet are still bare was interesting.  The branches were almost a green tinge but barely perceptible to the naked eye. I also wanted a look of light on the trees as well .  
Every painting has it's own challenges- on to the next one!

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