Friday, February 26, 2010

I have gotten my painting to this point today and will now have to wait for it to dry awhile. Still playing around with the light and now trying to decide just how far I should go putting in willows on the floor of this little canyon.

13 comments:

Kim said...

This is lovely Gary! That dark strip of creek running through the snow is perfect!

Dors said...

Love how this is coming along Gary. The depth you have achieved down in the valley is great.

r garriott said...

If you painted this 'plein air', please tell me you had on your shearling-lined Levi jacket and boots. Oh! That blue snow shadow color is just amazing. So believable.

Deb Harvey said...

Oh, My! I really love this painting! It's amazing, Gary.

rahina q.h. said...

those subtle shifts in shades of blue white catch my eye and watching how much you achieve each day is inspiring.

AutumnLeaves said...

This is coming along beautifully Gary. I thought it was a photograph!

Janet Belich said...

STOP !
Love it. :)))

Celeste Bergin said...

perfect values--very beautiful

CountryDreaming said...

On the one hand, I agree with r garriott when it comes to the blue tint of the snow ... it reminds me of some of the photos I take right around dusk. On the other hand, I also tend to agree with Janet Belich who says "STOP !" ... I tend to like landscapes with a sense of wide open spaces. That said, I'm sure I'll get your point when I see what you do with the willows.

Jean Victory said...

Gary,
What a beautiful piece...so peaceful and serene. I also love the coolness of it...one can almost feel the coldness of the winter in this piece. Take care.

MILLY said...

It is a really lovely piece, you have captured this place beautifully.
Just catching up on your wonderful paintings. Enjoyed seeing your sketches too of the deer.
Best Wishes.

Crystal Cook said...

Hey Gary, thanks for coming to my blog! Your work is so beautiful, I love this scene especially. The colors are amazing, it creates such a mood.

And I don't know how you feel about blog awards, but I gave you one at my blog, because your blog makes me happy! Thanks!

Carmen said...

Beautiful!!!... Perfect light and balance. Congrats.
Best wishes