Morning Light On the Sevier River Utah

seiver river utah

An 8″ x 10″ oil on canvas panel. $800. Framed and free shipping included with the price. [maxbutton id=”9″]

I first painted this scene in 2003. It was sooo captivating. I was driving along the highway and had been painting in the area for a few days. It had been raining off and on, so I spent most of the day driving trying to beat the rain. This scene stopped me.

Of course, it changed while I was painting, but I kept waiting for that sunlight to return and give me some of the colors that I had seen. I’ve painted this since a few years ago and then again as a demo for my online Color & Light Workshop. Each time, I’ve seen new things and changed it a bit, emphasizing something else in the scene. One time I spent more time on the water, another cropping the scene differently. I love the colors in the shadows and the contrast between the complementaries.

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“Brush in hand” putting down the most important stroke of the painting.

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Starting the “block-in” with smooth, long brush strokes

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Moving the brush around on what will be the focal point.

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One good strong horizontal stroke on the field

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Now it’s time to dip the brush in the water.

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Before finishing the water, I have to brush up on the sky.

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The final important brush stroke in the water.

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Voilà – It’s done. Time for the final brush to sign the painting.

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I have had students in my workshops ask me about “pushing the color”. I’ve successfully been able to get them to “push it”, so I added a lesson in the workshop entitled “Pushing Color” and used this as my demo in the video.  If you would like to see more about the workshop click the button.

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Talk to you all later,

Becky

 

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