Wednesday, November 22, 2006
I was taken by the glow on the back mountain ridge. Lovely light. As I proceeded with this painting, I realized the simple shapes were now asking me to participate in their grandness. I needed to not only translate the view onto a 9x12 panel, but I had to also feel the enormous basin that I found myself in. To create the miles between where I stood and the back ridge was my task. Quite a challenge.
I also began this piece, using a ground of a dark purple. I found that color in the shadows of the mid-range. In addition I had not used medium before this in a plein air piece. It has created an interesting texture. One that I believe I will enjoy again.
Posted by Robin Neudorfer at 11:52 AM