Monday, April 26, 2010

"Sedona Miniscape" - SOLD

On the third day we painted in Jerome, which is about 20 minutes from Sedona. The forecast said rain and that's exactly what it did ... all day ... well, until it started snowing. Some of us (not me) were able to find spots under overhangs to paint. I found a really cool little car at the bottom of a series of steps off the main road that I absolutely HAD to paint (you should have heard me when I saw it), but with the rain and all (excuses excuses, I know) it was just shy of a disaster. I was literally pouring out my box every 15 minutes or so. And then a truck came and parked right in front of the car. By that point my hands were so cold I gave up and went for lunch.
One thing I learned - when I started the painting, since there was water all over the canvas, the paint didn't lay down. It was very frustrating. After a while I wiped it down and started over. Because at this point there was a layer of oil over the whole thing, each new stroke went down much better.
The painting above I did one day after a failed attempt at the red rocks. I was walking around looking for a new subject when I found this little scene. Honestly it's my favorite from the whole trip.

9 comments:

LindaHunt said...

These newer landscape paintings are very interesting Carol. They are similar and yet different from your still life works. I like them very much.

Leigh Sparks said...

Wow you are brave! After our last workshop, I went to Slide Rock and whimped out due to icy conditions! I would love to see picture you painting in the rain/snow!

Cynthia said...

What a wonderful little piece of Arizona......love it!!

Caroline Bray Art said...

Brilliant! The green leaps out against the red and you've achieved some great three-dimensionality. Excellent stuff! My favourite of your small works so far :)

DSM said...

It's a nice palette; not unrelated to the orange-slice huts the other day. I can feel the arid quality of this.
I like that plant shape,too.

Carol said...

Beautiful painting... love the orange against the gray... with a splash of green.

The Windrush Gallery said...

I'm thinking this is the painting you were telling me about when you were in the gallery. I agree with you, this little landscape vignette is wonderful. See'ya next week.

Sheryl said...

Wow. It looks like Sedona was really good to you. The thumbnail on Daily Painters really stood out. You've given me reason to keep trying to learn painting. Thanks!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love this. When I saw the tiny version on your eBay site it was SO strong!