Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"Sunlit Bank" ©

A friendly lifeguard at Hansen Dam drove a couple of us looking the just the right spot to paint to his favorite view of the lake. The brilliant bank sparkling in the morning sun grabbed my attention and held on tight.
Oil on Canvas, 16" X 20"


Ruth Housley said...

Hi Laura,
This is so nice and I am glad that you showed the sun on the bank.
This is so pretty and peaceful.
Ruth Housley

Marian Fortunati said...

Wow, Laura!!
Did you do this en plein air??? It's great! Wish I could have joined you when your went with your group. Next time you go during the week, let me know.

Love the colors of the trees behind the sunlit bank!!

Laura Wambsgans said...

Hey Marian, no this is not a plein air painting, totally studio work. But without painting the scene plein air I would not have been able to paint this one. You know how much you learn just standing at one spot for a couple of hours. Usually plein air I don't paint over 11" X 14". The next group plein air event is at Lombardy Ranch on October 24th, but I'll be up in Santa Cruz that weekend. They would love to have you join the group at the ranch!

Phil said...

We lived in the San Fernando Valley when I was a kid. This painting reminds me of the spot my brothers and I used to fish back in the late 1960's and very early 1970's when we went up to "Handsome Dam" (hey, I was a LITTLE kid). Fond memories, and very nice painting. You do good work.

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