Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Eureka Forest

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas sheet
Available through DPW gallery/auction

This was done for this month's VPO which is Eureka, Calif. Here is the link to the Google map view.

I have found that I am beginning to introduce different colors in my work. Where before I strove to try & recreate the visual that I saw, now I work more at conveying the feeling of what I see.

The trees are a combination of greens, yellow oxide and canary yellow - while the trunks are a mix of burnt umber and cad orange. To try & contrast the cool, blue sky I added a warm, red oxide to the ground shadows. Additional areas to the trees were added with burnt sienna.

I wanted to convey the contrast of California - where it can be both cold and warm in the same area. Overall I think it makes for an interesting visual.

4 comments:

martinealison said...

Un superbe travail que celui de votre forĂȘt et une combinaison bien aboutie de vos nuances de verts...
Gros bisous

Darel "Dare" Javier said...

nice artwork. like it! :)

conservativelybohemian said...

This is beautiful, Nan! I love the point of view, as though looking up a bit. Love the way you've extended the front trees off the paper, creating height. Such lovely colors too!

Nancy Goldman said...

This is really lovely Nan. I'm still trying to find a scene I want to paint for Eureka. You picked a good one and
I really like the colors you chose.

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