"Last Light, Crown Range" 8x10" Oil on canvasboard



I know I'm going to regret this post later on, (because paintings always look best just after I've finished them) but I can't help my enthusiasm for how the painting went today. In short, I feel like an artist again. This is much more like what I've been wanting to paint like - with confidence and with passion. I let my intuition guide me and TRUSTED MYSELF to make interesting decisions (not correct decisions) at every turn. I wasn't worried about the outcome and wasn't restricted by the scene in front of me. Loved it!





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Comment by Janice M. Heck on July 20, 2011 at 13:45
I received my art supplies from Bllick today and will get my pallette our and work along with the DVD's I downloaded and hopefully I will be able to show my work and how much I improve along the way.  I have so enjoyed the download reading and now anxious to put it to test on canvas. Happy painting to you all.
Comment by Dan Young on July 19, 2011 at 4:34

 A great trick is to modify a pic you have taken by increasing the saturation.......... You will be shocked to see the colors there....... It helps you see the reflected sky in a glossy leaf or in the shadows of snow...... Too me the joy is in the color....... and discovering the colors.......


In "Last Light Crown Range"  I love, love, love the enhanced foreground colors the purple shadows and enhanced green sky...... Richard..... you painted pure joy.....

Comment by Janice M. Heck on July 19, 2011 at 4:15

My goal in painting is to let go of my busyness and not taking time to take care of the artist in me.  I have such beauty around me and my heart bursts sometimes with the true colors I really see not what someone says it should be.  

Nature plays tricks on us sometimes and what we see isn't really what it is until you stop and really look with the artistic eye in all of us.



Comment by Dan Young on July 18, 2011 at 3:22

Yes....... This is joyous painting......... "don't be a slave to the reference material"...... the painting is more than the reference material.......... It's painting what you see AND what you know.....

Wish the joyous muse always with us.......




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