6.23.2008

Friday at Zapata














Another really beautiful Day up in the Zapata. Myself and the SLV Plein Air Painters went back and found so many more wonderful views. Sometimes the hardest part is choosing what to paint, so we took about 20 minutes to wander around the lake, study the long views, peer into little glades that were hidden from the road; in the end we all chose very differently.
I chose a long view as the clouds rose up above the ridge; not sure about the piece tho'. I think the foreground got too fussy.
Hmmm.
Sometimes, we commit to areas that are useless, or worse distracting in the end, when a few simple strokes would have done it. I should have truck to my "less is more" philosophy.
Woulda, shoulda, coulda.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

Coni,

I think your piece resolved beautifully...the foreground colors are a rich tapestry that move the eyes slowly toward the dramatic background.

I'm now second guessing the foreground colors in my study, thinking they are too cool and sweet, but that was my experience that moment, with the turquoise mid-day light on the pines, and the experience is what is important.

Thanks for inviting me!
Patrick