Sonoma Mountain afternoon

Thanks Lise. This painting is so unusual because I didn’t choose to put in the sky. Instead I just wanted the dark blue of the mountain to run to the edge of the frame. I thought the whole scene would appear more intimate if I did that. I hoped the blue mountain wouldn’t be mistaken for sky, and was semi-successful. This is a place I walk often. I go up those pictured hills, rather than walk by the view. But I did this painting at this spot one afternoon with my friend Melinda. Often I take a picture so I can work on the painting at home. And I even found this reference shot so you can see what I was working from. I still like this painting. Thanks for sharing, Lise.

 

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One response to “Sonoma Mountain afternoon

  1. Hi Candi. Love seeing the painting and the photo together. Helps me to see what you saw. Glad you had saved a photo…I just knew the camera on my blackberry would not do it justice!

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