Monday, July 14, 2014
Gold Creek Pond
Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 8 inches -- $150 (unframed) -- Click here to buy
On the second day of the workshop with Ned Muller, we went to Gold Creek in Snoqualmie Pass, WA. The morning light around 9:00 AM was brilliant, and the air felt nice and crispy. It was supposed to be very hot in Ellensburg that day. So it was a right choice to come up to higher elevation to escape heat. By the time everybody gathered, and Ned started his morning demo, the light was already changing, and things were starting to look flatter. We had to spray insect repellent a lot to keep most of mosquitoes away. There were tons of them.
I set up my easel in a big tree shade. My objectives in this painting were to push colors, to use more paint in each brush stroke, to make the shapes of trees in the front more interesting. I love the variation of the colors around the mountains in the back. Putting snow caps effectively was a bit of challenge.