On our way back from the coast celebrating our 31 anniversary, I took the opportunity to snap several dozen photos while driving into the valley area on the other side of Clear Lake, California. I somehow was able to capture the beauty of the landscape while driving along at a good 60-65 mph. No worries, my husband drove while I snapped the photos. I was a little disappointed that my photo doesn’t show the light blue in that center where it goes back in but believe me, in reality, your eye is pulled back into the trees.
Odd seeing views of this sort from me, isn’t it? Of the valley! The flat lands! I have to admit it has inspired me to the point of feeling like I am obsessed. I love the river, the mountains but for some reason these valley scenes brought out a creative side that has me feeling like I going 60 mph!
This painting doesn’t show the expanse in this photo but I tried to marry it up to the real painting. I am going to work on making these kind of paintings “lay down” better. Something to work on in the future.
This painting I purposely went for shapes and color. True, I could have modeled the bushes better but then again I am after feeling and the gist of the scene.
This particular painting is a wip and I am not convinced that it will work. I included it just because. I might work on it more or put it in the “failed” pile. I could not get the colors to marry up with the actual painting.
Have you noticed that I have used Winsor Newton watercolor paper with these? I simply turned over failed paintings from when I first started painting with watercolors and at the time I bought a lot of the paper. Actually I like the paper because of the weave surface.
I am a bit tired and need to put these post up. I have been painting a solid 4 days, I need to rest my eyes and brain.
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