Saturday, July 7, 2012

Horse Pasture at the Flat

Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 8 in.

Today, I went to the Bristol Flat to paint with the fellow Saturday Painters. It's located between Ellensburg and Cle Elum. It was so  hot during the day, and it was very nice to find tree shades to park and set up my easel on the road that goes up the hill. The horses were enjoy hanging around the water tank. My original idea was to paint the water tank as a main feature, but I decided to include more. This was a great exercise with various greens.One thing I realized was that it helped putting more than one figure in the field that suggest horses so that I can compare how dark or light the surrounding areas need o be painted.

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