Monday, September 20, 2010

The Road Out II


The Road Out II, 8x10

I painted this landscape from photos I took a year ago in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. My college buddy, Bruce Powers, hauled me up there to help him build a tool shed on the property he and his wife, Peggy, bought there a few years ago. This view is from the road that fronts their scenic property.

14 comments:

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

hallo Stephen, I love this paint, really very good
see you my dear freind

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Gorgeous!! Not sure where to start, love the winding path that takes me right into the composition. Also love the wonderful non-competing warm and cool greens, wonderful!!

Ruth Andre said...

This painting makes you want to be there. Love the orange glow of light in the foreground and the cool mountains.

Kim Blair said...

Great colours, wonderful light.
Fall is in the air in this one.
Kim

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Absolutely stunning color and light. The values are perfect, wherever you look. Lovely piece.

liz wiltzen said...

Awesome simplification Stephen. I am always telling my students "start by blocking in the large, abstract shapes". You have this dialed!

Dana Cooper said...

Beautiful color in this Stephen. I love how the light is touching the top of the greenery in the foreground!

mary maxam said...

yes, just a beautiful painting,not a missed shape or stroke.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Love this painting and scene! You captured it beautifully. The color of the grass pops and compliments the greens so well.

Johanne Morin said...

Very Nice! I like the light and the way you used warm and cool colors.

Becky Joy said...

Beautiful piece wonderful colors. Love the curve of the road. I'm always a sucker for roads.

Julie Hill said...

Stephen,...the way you use color is inspiring. This is a great piece. Totally feel like I am on the road to ?.

Kelley Sanford said...

Beautifully composed.

Theresa Bayer said...

The colors are stunning. If it looks this good on the web, the original must be a knockout.