Sunday, January 10, 2016

Cliff Shadows


sold. (8x8in.)

Last year I took a trip down to California, driving along good portions of the coast. This was my last day, driving north towards home from Mendocino. I'm not sure where I was exactly, but I loved the morning light casting such blue shadows on the beach below. I'm including the reference photo because I love seeing what other people change, and I thought you might too.

9 comments:

Irene said...

Thank you so much for including the reference photo! It makes it so much more interesting to understand your intepretation of the scene.

Ghislaine BRUNO said...

Carol, thank you for including the reference picture. I love seeing what the artist really did and how good/bad the photograph was. Always great things to learn from.

Emily Wolfe said...

Thank you for this! I attempted to paint from this photo several times when you posted it as a DPW Challenge many months ago, but it was totally beyond my skill level. It is especially enlightening to see your lovely rendering. I always love when you include your reference photos, such a treat!

Stephanie said...

Thank you so much for including your reference photo! It is so helpful to see how you translated reality into paint. Your work is beautiful!

Alex said...

Love what you did in the cliff shadows. Everything really breathes.

Al Skaar said...

Love this piece! Thanks for including the reference photo. It's interesting to see the subtle changes you made in the shapes and arrangement to improve the composition. The colors overall, and especially in the shadows, are really nice. Your economical brushwork is outstanding!

ourthreesons said...

Like the others, I'm really appreciating the photo. I love seeing how you interpreted it.

Caroline Greene said...

I wanted to say everything that all the other comments say. Really one of your loveliest paintings; uplifting, sunny atmosphere.

Conner Choi said...

It's so helpful from a painter's perspective to see the photo and then the painting. Thanks!