Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"Deep in the Arroyo" ©

It's been a while since I posted a painting in process. I thought this painting would be a good example. The last image is the beginning of the piece, where all the major decisions happen. The middle image shows blocked in color shapes. The view is under the 134 freeway, in the Arroyo, with the Colorado Street bridge behind me.

Oil on Canvas, 30" X 24"

Adding large areas of color, following the established pattern of the under painting. I am constantly adjusting and looking in the large mirror behind me to make sure all elements are visible and working.

Beginning the painting I used a wash of burnt sienna to establish patterns and values. I know that the whole painting is about the beautiful light on the sunlit trees, rocks and stream. By painting this wash I can guarantee success telling my story.


Docent said...

Stunning, Laura!
Is there some way i could see the canvas?
Will it be for sale?

Marian Fortunati said...

Wow.. I thought I had left a comment, but it didn't show up.

I wanted you to know that I love this piece. I enjoyed seeing your process as I always do, too.

This is an exceptional one!!!

CarolLingArt said...

It is beautiful!! I wish I can see the whole view of this painting..

Good job!!

Laura Wambsgans said...

Thank you all for the great comments. As usual every painting is for sale and this particular painting will be entered in the Contemporary Masters Exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of History later on this fall. I have my fingers crossed to at least get one painting in exhibit. I'll keep you all posted. Thanks again!

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