Sunday, August 30, 2009

Deschutes River

"The Shady Side"
48 x 30 acrylic on canvas with wrapped and painted 2.5" sides

I'd been looking at photos I took last Fall along the upper Deschutes River for months, trying to figure out how I wanted to paint the warm, colorful scene. Suddenly something clicked and a small portion of the upper left part of a photo came into focus. I decided to paint it big. I don't usually paint landscapes on large canvases, preferring to paint them in soft pastel, but when the mood strikes you have to go with it.

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