12 x 16
oil on canvas board
We are still in winter here with the days still too cool and windy for me to head out to paint plein air so I pulled out a photo taken last fall on a drive up through the hills to the west of here. I started to have fun with the colors and design and before long the scene had taken a whole different direction and is not at all like the original. I think this is one of the problems with painting from a photograph. There is not really enough information sometimes to be able to paint from without embellishing somewhat.