Monday, July 30, 2018

The Color of Summer

"The Color of Summer"
11" x 20"

There are two more inches on each side. I know how big my scanner is and I knew it wouldn't fit but I am recycling a mat and frame hence a size that doesn't fit on my scanner. But that's ok - you get the idea. Totally worth doing because it's a black mat and frame so you can imagine how well the darks pop.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Lavender Valley

I signed up to participate in the Lavender Festival PaintOut months ago... long before this flare up of sciatica so I'm doing my best to work around my physical issues.  Fortunately we have weeks to work, not just days.  

As I began working on this I kept looking at the mountain. Wow.  I had to keep reminding myself the focus was supposed to be the lavender but who could resist this view?  Once I got the basics sketched on my paper I sat there wondering how in the world does one paint the delicate lavender in a convincing manner.  It didn't help the sun was moving the shadows as I worked. I decided the point was to make a reasonable facsimile of what I saw. I had no idea purple and green play so well together.  

#lavender, #LavenderValley, #HoodRiver, #MtHood, #LavenderFestival