East Fall Blue Ridge IV (8 X 10" plus frame)

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East Fall Blue Ridge IV (8 X 10" plus frame)

500.00

I perched along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park looking to the west, towards the Shenandoah Valley. Had my paints, easel and an outrageously gorgeous day to capture the fall colors. I loved the layers of mountains fading in the distance. And the colors! The blues next to the oranges - irresistible. This took longer than expected, I think because I didn't want the day to end.

Original oil on linen, archival framed. From the Blue Ridge Mountain series, after an auspicious visit to Skyline Drive in Virginia in the fall. 8 X 10" in gold antiqued frame making it about 16" X 14", ready to hang.

My painting process is to first layer in a warm color, like burnt sienna, onto white linen canvas. With that thin layer still wet, I wipe out the lightest areas, which later provides luminosity and usually is enough to define the shapes. Next, I apply the lightest and then darkest areas, which helps to establish the values and colors. Finally middle tones and more detailed areas are applied, always looking to harmonize the colors, refine the drawing and focus on the center of interest.

 

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