Sunday, March 14, 2010

The green goes on



In a few months the world I'm painting will be shades of gold and violet along with the green.
I worked today on the hill behind my house for several hours and did three pieces, two of which were
off the cuff challenges: a random clump of grass, and a tree shadow coming off of a trunk on a steep hill.
They were worthwhile exercises, but didn't bear fruit. I have a lot more to learn about painting grass... and tree trunks.
The other image in this post is from last week, looking into a shadowed space on the hill with the cherry blossoms
poking up.

10 comments:

Nathan Fowkes said...

I've heard many artists and art teachers talk about the difficulty of controlling greens but you have no such problem. Lovely posts.

Mike Sekowski said...

I'm always amazed as to how you manage to take the smallest of areas in the environment, and create such wonderful and interesting pieces to look at. Can't wait for what the next few months brings us.

Judsons Art Outfitters said...

We featured you today in our Plein Air Journal - www.judsonjournal.blogspot.com

Shane Pierce said...

awesome - love your mark making skills! :)

Francisco J. Hernández said...

The light of your pastel, the granite and the shadow greens are absolutely amazing !. Congratulations from other rock lover .. From Spain,
Francisco.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bill,

It has been awhile. Beautiful!!!!!

cK

Jubin said...

Kudos!!!

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Brandon said...

Wow! I need to get my pastels working like this. Thanks for posting these.

CárcamO said...

Dominio extraordinário e sutil da cor.
Congratulations!!