Sunday, April 12, 2009

Salado Creek 2 - morning



This is from the 3rd day of the Jill Carver workshop. We went down to the water early and I set up on a largish rock in the water (I thought for sure I'd fall in but I didn't). The dark parts are shadows from the trees on the far bank, and as you can probably guess, this scene changed rather quickly. I ended up "chasing the light" (basically changing the painting to reflect how the light changes, as it changes) which is a big no-no in plein air painting. Because the dappled light on the rocks - yes they are rocks - kept changing, I had a hard time keeping them looking rock-like.

Many thanks to all of you who leave comments - they keep me afloat, and I mean that! I wish I had time to thank each of you personally. Thank you!!

14 comments:

Mark Bridges said...

The water looks refreshing. I saw all the painting in the salon and you had the most unique brush work. It stood out well.

L.Holm said...

I've been subscribing to your posts by email, and they keep me afloat! Thanks for being so inspirational to so many of out here who love seeing what beauty you create each day. : -) Liz

LSaeta said...

Carol,
You are a joy and an inspiration for me everyday. Thanks for sharing your incredible gift with us!

Maura Fine said...

Your plein air paintings are wonderful! I've just finished my first en plein air painting class and found it very challenging to be out of the studio!
I love the brushwork in your paintings, they show a lot of movement and energy.

Kay Wyne said...

I am amazed at your greens....plein air is challenging! I love it!

Annie Salness said...

I'm really enjoying your plein air work and the comments from Jill's workshop. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

Anne said...

Chasing the light or not - great job - very nice!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

this is a beautiful little abstract. I'm sure the subtlety is lost through the photo. Nice!
Virginia Vaughan blogged about losing her easel off a riverside dock recently ;)
glad you didn't fall in!

Suzy Moritz-Rawdin said...

Carol, you and your work are amazing! I really love this one!

Jo Castillo said...

I'm glad you didn't fall in, too. Easy to do when you are chasing the light. :) Nice work.

Peter Lee said...

Hi Carol,
I found you while I was browsing a fellow artist's blog, who visited mine today. And I'm so glad to see your wonderful paintings. I went on to your website and really like your cityscape ones among others. Have you ever tried to show at Laguna Beach area in Southern California, where I live? There are many nice ones, and I'm sure they'll be interested in your work. Keep it up!

leo said...

looking a lot like http://spgoodman.blogspot.com/

Maryanne said...

You manage to create a nice sense of transparency and depth in the foreground, using those nice broad strokes. Color is fabulous, Carol.

Dean Grey said...

Of all the recent landscape workshop paintings you've posted, Carol, I like this one the best.

Very simple and impressionistic and lively all at the same time.

Also, the color combinations are all soothing tones which is nice.

Interesting to look at.

-Dean