|Frosted Shimmer Along the Deschutes, oil, 20 x 24|
Completed from the two studies shown below.
Available soon at Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, OR,
Early in my painting journey, I would hear of other artists mentioning their “studies” they painted before completing larger versions. Back then, I don’t think I quite understood what exactly they were “studying” in those smaller versions. I always used to think that once you became an accomplished painter, you would just know how to paint any subject.
|Winter Frosting, oil, 8" x 10"|
My initial study for this subject.
For my next study (just a bit larger), I switched over to my pastels to see how the subject matter could be interpreted in this medium. With this one, I wanted to see how I might like the color palette with a bit more emphasis on the blue-violets. I also further explored the edges and how I wanted to handle the more delicate details.
|Winter Frosting Along the Deschutes, pastel, 11" x 14"|