Sunday, June 27, 2010

Megan's View

My daughter's friend, Megan and her family overlook this beautiful valley outside Salt Lake City. It was just before sunset, and the light was perfect for a painting. I knew that by the time I set up my paints it would be too late, so I snapped some photos instead.

Here is the result painted from my laptop a few days later while in Idaho. There are some aspects of the painting I like, but I didn't capture the afternoon light the way I would have liked. Maybe I'll paint it again sometime from a photo. Sure wish I had had a few hours on site with my oils! Tomorrow morning we leave for the drive home.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure that painting the scene from life would have given a completely different result, but this is a beautiful painting. In fact, I like the painting better than the photo. The foreground is ever so much more interesting and I loved the nestled the houses into the middle ground. The depth you created with the treatment of the distant mountains or hills is gorgeous. Good job


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