Friday, April 26, 2013

Bridge in the Canyon

Oil on linen on panel, 8 x 6 in. -- Click Here to Buy

I went to the Yakima Canyon with some local artists to paint at the Umtanum Creek Recreational Area this morning. It was a sunny and the morning light was gorgeous. My main interest of the day was to paint something with the river. I found a nice flat spot by the boat launch. There was no shade, and I was standing the sun behind me. My canvas and palette were in the full sun which was not the most ideal situation. I usually paint in the shade or at least put my easel facing  away from the sun.  But I wore my sun hat and dark glasses, and I prevented getting my painting too dark which tends to happen in this situation. I'm very pleased with the result.

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