Monday, December 02, 2013

Along the road at Stevenson, Washington


I made this painting while we were in Stevenson, Washington, for Thanksgiving at my sister-in-law's house. I'm quite happy with this painting -- I like the general composition, with the sight lines from the road, the fence, and the trees all leading the eye into the distance; I like the lost edges of the barns; the color harmony is good because I used mostly three colors (Winsor blue, permanent rose, and Winsor yellow); I like the shadows across the road; I like the foreground, midground and background; and I like the contrast between light and dark. Unfortunately the photograph of the painting doesn't capture the colors very well. But you get the idea.

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