|Lately I have been working on a series of paintings of the California foothills in the Gold Rush country. I want to show some of these paintings at a solo show at Hovey Winery Tasting Room in Murphys, CA, a sweet Gold Rush Town. I have been working from photos I took many years ago and am enjoying revisiting them. Below is my first one in the series.|
|Warm Summer Day in the Foothills 9" x 12" oils|
I really like the composition on this piece. The sunlight was hitting the tall, golden grasses which cover the California foothills in the summer.
The second painting was worked on a dark gray gessoed panel. Below you can see my progress. I have been doing some small, practice paintings on old gessoed postcards. They are about the same size as the photograph, 4" x 6". From those I have been working on the larger painting.
Photo below - practice painting above
|Working on a 9"x12" stretched canvas which has been prepared with a dark, gray gesso. Laying in the highlights first! This is new for me and I learned the technique in a workshop with Peter Adams recently. A different way to start a landscape.|
|Here you can see that I have begun to block in the trees, shadows and sky.|
at Hovey Winery Tasting Room, Murphys, CA
in October / November 2019.
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