Tuesday, August 11, 2009

through the trees

9x9 pastel on Uart paper

Today's painting was done earlier in the morning than yesterday's painting. The sun was still low on the horizon and provided a backlighting. Cooler and pinker than yesterday's work. In order to create the intensity of light I saw the trees needed to be as neutral as possible. That is, except of course, in the area where I wanted to hold the viewer's interest.

2 comments:

Jala Pfaff said...

Mmmm....gorgeous.

loriann said...

Thanks Jala! This particular view of the Potomac is one of my favorites.