Monday, April 11, 2011

North Carolina River Rocks

So, here's my first painting away from the 21/365 series. It was fun and challenging to do a landscape after taking a long break from them. Also, I am not used to working from photos, usually I work en plein aire which is fancy for outside in the world. Each has it's advantages and disadvantages. In particular, although a landscape changes in significant ways when painting from life throughout the span of an hour or two, you also have the advantage to look around an object and to see subtleties in the color and interaction between shapes. When working from a photo, advantages are: you don't have changes in lighting and other changes of the environment as well as the absence of  gnats!

I would love to hear what you think!


  1. Oh, this is so pretty. I've spent lots of time around river rocks like these.

  2. Thanks so much!!! I love hiking around the falls and rivers. It's my perfect kind of day!