Friday, August 26, 2011

Drying Up

Drying Up, 8 x 6
SOLD

This belated posting is from a PAA paintout in May along the Blanco River in San Marcos. I initially wasn't sure it was a worthy attempt, but every time I've come across it since, it told me, very quietly at first, that it just needed a few strokes to bump the contrast and add a bit more clean color. There's probably not a drop of water at this spot today, but I'm glad this plein air moment refused to let me ignore it. You can view the start below.

11 comments:

wfparker said...

Me too. I like it!

scomac said...

very nice Stephen, one of my favorites.

Karen Bruson said...

Oh, nice one!

Randy Saffle said...

I like it a lot! The water sits down nice and create tons of depth. Nice color palette too.

Susan Roux said...

Not sure what you recently added, but it's very nice.

suzannepaints said...

WONDERFUL, Stephen. Keep it up! Love your blog.

Karen Werner said...

Very nice. Simple, but with just the right amount of detail. Love your greens too.

Angela said...

Beautifully peaceful.

c.dingman said...

The contrast is perfect.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

The water is fabulous and I like the way you enhanced to center of interest. Peaceful and beautiful!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

the orange ground makes it for me in landscape and water paintings.
Vibrates the blues and greens so well.