Friday, August 13, 2010

"River Bend" Elwha river valley. plein air, landscape oil painting

The next day everyone exited the camp ground and I was able to park my van close to this spot on the Elwha and try a 12 x 16. My goal was to get the distant mountain to fade in the distance and also to render the reflection of the trees in the moving water. It's tricky because not only does the water reflect the light from the trees but also the light hitting the bottom of the shallow rapids.
16x12 oil on canvas panel Sold

4 comments:

painthorsestudio said...

I think this is really nice! The mountain is especially pretty.

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Kristina!

Carol Nelson said...

Love your greens. Great composition too.

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Carol! Thank you! Green is a color you have to learn to mix and use in the North West!