Thursday, November 7, 2013

Stoney Creek in Autumn

The leaf colors are nearly gone. Orange & yellow leaves cover the ground. I was interested in the deep red & earth green shadows of the water. When the Plein Air Group met at the Lilly pond in Mill Creek Metro park, I wanted to paint the blue heron that stood like a statue in the pond, but there was no background color. Just down the hill was this lovely stoney creek bed. It was complicated to paint, & I would like to return to do another, but it would all be different. I sat below the curved stone bridge behind me. The damp cold from it reminded me of a stone castle. 
11" x 14"      Oil Painting      $450

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