Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 48 "Mingo Corner Fall"

"Variety is the spice of life." anonymous
Would it be nice if I'd stick to one area of the world or boring? Anyway back from Italy to West Virginia.
This is one of my favorite little roads in West Virginia and the maple trees are beautiful as they rim the road. I love fall paintings because the green of summer can get very boring and fall colors are so vibrant just like pastels.
"Mingo Corner Fall" 8" x 12" Uart sanded paper with an oil wash underpainting
This drawing was almost finished when I realized it was a good reproduction of the photograph but not all that interesting as a pastel drawing. So I went back over many of the areas with more expressive strokes. Color, composition, texture, content and technique - it's kind of like golf - if you can successfully put it all together, you'll make a good shot.

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