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.


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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