Monday, January 18, 2010

A Colorado scene

Since a friend is offering to deliver a portfolio of my art to Scottsdale, I wanted to make some additional work to put on its pages that evoke more of the western states. I found a photo I'd taken on a pass in Colorado in spring, I scanned it in, and ran several filters on it to make the meadow more painterly. I applied numerous art papers to the meadow, increasing the color fields of flowers and lots of lush grasses in the foreground (click on the photo to enlarge it to see the very fun grass). I'd taken the clouds out of the original photograph and just made a blue sky so that I could add my own rendition of those clouds that form over mountain tops. (This is an 11x14 canvas.)