Monday, September 19, 2011

"Swift Water"


Oil on panel, 6"x8"

This scene is from a photo I took while in Colorado this summer. I was there taking an outdoor workshop with George Strickland. After the workshop was complete I had a full day to drive around and paint on my own. I believe this scene to be near Basalt or Aspen on the way to the Maroon Bells. I have photographed this piece several times and just haven't been able to get a good picture of it. There is a constant glare on the dark pine trees and the trees on the far right side are almost blown out in the photo. The actual painting looks much nicer than my posted image.

3 comments:

Dottie said...

You captured the movement in the water very well... love the colors. Don't you just hate fighting the camera for a good picture?! It drives me crazy sometimes!

David Forks said...

Dottie,

Thanks for the comment. My camera is not very good and I habitually have to fight getting good pictures. YES, I hate it!

BrandNewStudio said...

WonderfulWork