Monday, May 04, 2009

"Sierra Spring" ©

Today while waiting to hear if I am a Grandmother, I took out "Sierra Spring" and pulled the painting together. It was blogged recently, knowing that it had issues. Here are the changes I made: brightened/deepened the blue in the sky, gave the clouds volume, pushed darks into the base of the distant trees, widened the river, lowered the bushes along the rocks, finished the rocks by adding a range of value and colors to give them form and variety, made sense of the water and painted the brush in the shade on the left. It's much better now, almost ready to be signed.
Oil on canvas, 20" X 24"


Marian Fortunati said...

Well, congrats, Laura!!
Didn't know any of your kids were gonna make you a GRANNY!! Thought they were all younger.
Hard to believe, isn't it??

I enjoyed you telling your fans how you make your paintings so magical... You do have a vision!

Laura Wambsgans said...

Thanks Marian, I do have a couple of "older" kids and one young. Can't wait to get "Max" in my arms. Now the magic will be how to figure out squeezing more time out of a day.

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