Thursday, January 15, 2009

"Hansen Dam Evening" ©



Today I took the little Hansen Dam III and blew it up a bit to 11" X 14". This gave me a bit more room to explore the Pepper tree in the foreground and work each part of the painting to a deeper level. (A note to artists, I worked on linen again and wow wee, it's so elegant and lovely to paint on.) I drove past this area on the freeway yesterday, near the waters edge all of the golden leaves have blown away and the trees are gray barren sticks. It might be interesting to paint one of the Hansen Dam scenes, now naked. Maybe tomorrow?

Oil on Linen, 11" X 14"

3 comments:

John Wright Art said...

This is proving to be a very impressive series of paintings, Laura.

Laura Wambsgans said...

Thank you John, it's an amazing location. One of those places you could paint every day without becoming tired. Thanks for looking! Laura

Christine Klinger said...

I like your idea of "blowing up" a smaller painting (and I like this piece a lot too). I find that I like my small ones much better than my larger ones, so maybe I could try enlarging the composition onto a bigger format. I've been enjoying your blog and "a painting a day" entries. Lots to learn. I work in acrylic, but most of the info. translates. Thanks.

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