Saturday, May 12, 2007

Fallen Prairie Ash (update)



Here is an update to this piece. With some help from my friends on Wetcanvas, I lightened the russian olives behind the prairie ash. It helped cool the scene tremendously and give the painting alot more air. This is a difinate move in the right direction.

14 comments:

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Great painting. They way you kept the shape of the tree and enough detail for the eyes to cling on. Good sense of color, too. Cheers...Nue!

les lull said...

Thanks for stopping by Stefan. I have seen your work and greatly appreciate the input.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks Les, I will link you, too. In your portrait photo, you are seen with your self made easel which you had built and had posted on WetCanvas. I enjoyed reading it and also the following thread about the workshop you took. As our old friend Bob Ross would say: Happy Painting! ;-)

les lull said...

Thanks Stefan. I need to take the homemade easel out of the studio for a litte plein air work. We are hitting 100+ during the day in the desert now, so this will have to be a morining activity. The Bob Ross comment made me smile:)

Bart said...

Hi Les, I was caught in the "tagging storm" that is ragging at the moment and tagged your blog as I like your paintings and posts. My posts explains the system. Feel free to join or decline of course.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Les, This turned out to be a great painting. Like I said and will say again, you do some awesome tree work! Way to go here!
BTW, those Grand Canyon series paintings are beautiful to look at!
Ron

les lull said...

Thanks Bart. I will see if I can find some time to address this task today. Appreciate your continued posts.

les lull said...

Thanks Ron. I had alot of fun with the canyon series. Not sure if I am done with that faze of my world or not. I may have to make another run for the North Rim to get some more referance material. It pleases me that you like the trees. I have a passion for the large woody bushes.

Ed Terpening said...

Wow wonderful work. I especially like your greens and the subtle color temperature and value shifts you've achieved. Bravo!

les lull said...

Thanks for stopping by Ed. Appreciate the kind words about the work. The funny thins about painting green is that in order for it to work for me, there ends up being very little green?

Ryan Evans said...

The colours in this are amazing- great painting

Ryan

Michael Pieczonka said...

les... I like your palette in this piece. It screams hot sun!

les lull said...

Thanks Ryan. I wanted alot of life to communicate in this piece. Happy that the colors spoke to you.

les lull said...

Thanks Michael. Hot, Hot, Hot...... It is from a photo I took in July, so I guess it says the right thing.