Friday, December 28, 2007

A couple of studies and a studio piece

First piece is a studio painting where I tried to concentrate of th subtle tonal qualities of the foliage in shadow. It ended up that my favorite part of the painting was the background blue of the sky sillouetting the sycamore.

"Oak Creek Afternoon"



16 x 20 oil on primed canvas. For a larger image please click on photo.

"Oak Creek Vignette"



This is a little 9 x 12 study from a photo taken the same day as the first studio piece. I liked the unusal composition of this piece and have been wanting to do a study to see if it would work for a larger painting.

"Transcendental Mesquite"



This last one is another 9 x 12 study. These always get mixed reactions. Some people think they are spooky, blah blah blah. I guess these are paintings that I do for me. I have always enjoyed the experience of gazing up at a tree and seeing the dancing figures and forms.

6 comments:

Ed Terpening said...

You've captured the light beautifully on the last one. Sycamores make great subjects. I just got back from the Santa Paula valley in California and painted a couple (one got scraped). I'll post the other one next week. Cheers!

The Epiphany Artist said...

I love the shadows and light on the bridge in Oak Creek Afternoon.
Great Job!

Robin Weiss said...

This is awsome Less. I love the perspective!

les lull said...

Good to hear from you Ed. I know what you mean about the Sycamores. They always catch my attention.

les lull said...

Thanks TL.

les lull said...

Thanks Robin. I don't know why, but I do love the exaggerated perspective.