July 7, 2008
(209) Fountain Nymphs
8 x 10, oil
I really enjoyed painting this fountain located at the El Monte Sagrado. The reflected light from the water beneath produced interesting shapes and subtle shifts in color and value.
(I placed the larger white canvas underneath the painting to shield my palette from the dappled sunlight. This works better than an umbrella when the light is coming in from a low angle)
(208) The Pond
We painted the pond one more time on our last day in the workshop. I varied the shapes of the background trees, but failed to make them different heights--funny how much easier it is to see mistakes later with a "fresh eye"...
Then it was time to say goodbye to the desert...
adios to the mountains....
chao to the ever-changing pond...
and begin the long journey home.
"I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train"...Oscar Wilde
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