Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Marina on the Salmon River, 18"x24"

This is one of the large pieces I had in the show last month.

It was a tricky piece from the very beginning because the photo reference was taken during late afternoon on a cloudy day and I wanted to experiment representing midday light and temperature.

Also, I had to get rid of foreground trees and reeds in order to create a more pleasing composition, and later on, I had to subdue the orange tree in the background because it was detracting attention from the boathouse. All in all, I think it works, but it left me with the need to learn more about the colors during midday hours.


hmuxo said...

Beautiful reflections on the water. Great job on this painting!

Donna T said...

Mid day scenes are hard to pull off with the light from above and the tendency for colors to look washed out. I think you did a great job with this one, Adriana. It looks and feels like early afternoon!

Adriana Meiss said...

Hilda and Donna, Thank you! I feel it still needs something but I cannot put my finger on it.

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