Friday, January 7, 2011

Bend in the River

Happy Friday!

I hope you had a good week. I thought I would share the color version of the partial value study I shared previously this week.

What drew me to this scene on the Centennial Trail late in November? The color, of course. The scene is actually a pretty nondescript view of a bend in the river with plenty of weeds on the bank.
When my dear partner looked at the photo I was working from he said, "Are you going to paint all of those ugly weeds?" Of course!!! That's what makes it so compelling. Even weeds can look lovely late in November when they're infused with golden color. Juxtapose that with the gorgeous evergreens and it is simply stunning.

Speaking of about my new look? I owe it all to Kate Carpenter Designs She will have my portfolio up on the website soon. I'm so excited and thankful for her expertise. Please take a moment to check it out, and if you feel inclined, sign up for upcoming newsletters.

Have a wonderful week-end.


  1. I love both the new painting and the new look for your blog. Bravos to both my pal and her talented daughter! Love to you all.

  2. Your new look is great- sharp,clear and clean.I especially enjoy your portfolio, where I can see all of your pictures in one place. Kudos to both you and Kate( and probably to your friend, also.)