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Morning Light

December 23, 2011

Untitled, 9x12, Gouache

It was time to paint some trees.  This was somewhere along Interstate 35, returning to Dallas from Wichita, Kansas on a Sunday morning.  On Crescent illustration board, with a palette consisting of burnt sienna, yellow medium, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, and titanium white.  I’m having fun with atmospheric perspective these days.

I could probably hit the foreground with a little more warm light.  And a couple more long shadows coming across from left to right would help the existing shadows make a little more sense.  Or I could shorten those shadows so they don’t reach the trees, but I kind of liked the way they tracked across the composition.

Just thinking out loud.  Ever post a painting, then pick it apart?  I do it all the time.  I just don’t always tell you about it.

All part of the ongoing challenge…

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. December 23, 2011 6:56 pm

    Lovely piece Ralph. Your aerial prespective is excellent and are your trees.

  2. December 23, 2011 8:38 pm

    I totally do that! I think it’s partially because you know other eyes are looking at it. But often we are our own worst critics. I like this one 🙂

    • December 26, 2011 2:39 pm

      Hi Meg! Thanks! It’s great to hear from you! I hope you’re going to have a good 2012.

  3. Robyn Lovelock permalink
    December 25, 2011 11:37 pm

    This is wonderful Ralph. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and good luck with your travels in 2012.
    Robyn x

    • December 26, 2011 2:43 pm

      Hi Robyn! Thank you so much. Christmas has been wonderful, and I hope the same for you. Glad you’re following along!

  4. erminio permalink
    December 27, 2011 4:02 am

    Great work! Erminio.. from Italy

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