Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Landscape # 10 after Kevin MacPherson

12" X 16" oil on stretched canvas

MacPherson called his painting "Cottonwood Camp".  I loved the way the rays of the setting sun touched the trees in this landscape.  It was also fascinating to see the colors that MacPherson used in the foliage.  These are entirely different greens than those in the mid-day sun.   I was mixing colors that  looked almost like khaki to me.   This one is my new favorite.

I have another one on my easel.  Again, it's in warm colors.   I think I'm going to have to try a cool painting just to force myself out of my comfort zone.