Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Big Valley Moonrise" reworked oil landscape painting

Not sure if I improved this painting....the original was a bit dark and without a real focal point so I threw it on the easel after a cup of strong Starbucks coffee and started to play with it...(Don't try this at home!)....I think the new version has more for the viewer to work with.....

12x12 oil on canvas
The original version

11 comments:

Pat O'Driscoll said...

Robin,
I like the mood in the reworked version. It worked!

Sheila said...

Starbucks huh? I know you advised not to "try this at home". What if I went to an industrial park?

LOVE the newer version! Love that glow/halo around the moon.

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks Pat!


Sheila, Good suggestion! Don't forget your hard hat!

Thanks!...=]

Blue said...

I like this darkness affect, very nice paintings!!!

Patrice said...

I really like the changes you made. For me, it went from dark and interesting - to dark and interesting and possessing that "magic" that draws the viewer in.

Denny said...

Very nice work! Adding the moon definitely made a big difference and lit-up the landscape. Nigh time scenes are always a challenge.

Mike said...

Rob, I 've been asleep at my end of the blogsphere. Still think your stuff is some of the best. And Yes! This painting works much better. Enticing!!

gvacpa said...

Robin:

Great to see you today at the Pho place. Your paintings are wonderful. Keep doing your passion.

Gary

Connie said...

Beautiful and so mysterious - I love it!

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks for all the well wishes! I am back from my honeymoon and ready to get back to work!....=]

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