Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Hopland Pasture" ©



If you look back at 1/9/09, the original "Hopland" was posted. I took that painting and looked at it with a critical eye and attacked the canvas. I took out the vineyard as the color fought with the rest of the painting, I added to the sky, changed the mountains, added color to the trees and softened the cows. Actually I practically painted the piece top to bottom again. I like this much better.

Oil on canvas, 16" X 20"

3 comments:

Christine said...

Laura,
This is lovely. I really appreciate your process comments as I am still slinging the brushes and feel like I'm just starting to make a little headway. Your paintings are inspirational.
Thanks,
Christine Klinger
Yellow Springs, Ohio

Marian Fortunati said...

I agree totally with Christine... although I always enjoy seeing your work, I also enjoy reading about your process.

So are you saying you painted OVER the original or you used the original and painted the scene again. I think you painted OVER it. WOW... whichever.. it turned out really nicely.

Laura Wambsgans said...

I did paint over the original. It's gone forever. Using the original as an underpainting and when needed following the brush strokes to avoid that look of battling strokes. Thanks for the encouragment to describe. I have wondered often if anyone but me enjoys my verbal description. The most important change I'll tell to you two, the main mountain looked just like a breast. What was I thinking? Obviously not. :)

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