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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The end. We were caravanning back thru the windy Kern river gulley and finally stopped to clamber down the ravine to the cold river, already hazing over, a little bit of fog creeping in and getting really cold and dark. It was speed painting 101 as we hurriedly slapped paint on canvases. This is supposed to be black water surrounding rock but dammit, we just lost the light. A plein aire artist's dismay--gorgeous scenery, but landscape turning into no contrast, no light picture. Oh well-- we tried.

I am trying to get a feeling of perspective here, and even tho not done, you can still get a sense of inspiration, a freshness, and if we had had more light, this one had lots of promise.

Laura Wambgans was on fire searching for her sycamores to paint along the river. Laura, I will chase light with you any day. (see her entry on her blog on the right)


Vince M. said...

I really like these studies, Kim. So many beautiful color choices. You're really getting an interesting watercolor effect with these acrylics. What size are the originals?

Kimberly M. Zamlich said...

They are roughly 8"x9 1/5". I find that you have to work small when painting out on location. You haul around so much equipment. Most of the people I have been out painting with use oils, which is another problem when transporting, since acrylics dry as soon as you apply them; oils you have to keep from getting smudged.

thanks for visiting, V!

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