Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 55 "Mingo Flats Evening"

"What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit." John Updike
Mingo is my breathing room.
I think "Mingo Flats Evening" is finished but it's always helpful to see the image small on the computer screen. Composition and strength of color and contrast become more evident when the image is small.
I'm not happy with the forest in the foreground and although the valley does appear this way, as an artist I need to make a change. Just not sure what that will be.
"Mingo Flats Evening" 16" x 36" 
I'm tempted to eliminate the foreground forest completely.
"Mingo Flats" - photoshop
Photoshop Elements is a great tool. I think tomorrow I'll eliminate the forest because it is creating a barrier between the viewer and the meadows. I should have done some thumbnails on this one even though it worked in the plein aire sketch. As Scarlett O'Hara said, "I'll think about that tomorrow."