Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Majestic Wyoming (Plein Air Dubois, Wyoming)

Oil on linen panel, 9"x12"

This painting was completed on location in Dubois, Wyoming in windy and cold conditions. Being from Texas and not having painted much in cold before I can say it isn't bad if the wind isn't blowing. Add the wind factor to cold and basically standing in one spot for a couple hours and that does not bode well for this native Texan. Below is the scene as I encountered it. I did not want to paint a large mass of trees with a small portion of mountain in view so I lowered the tree tops to below the mountain tops emphasizing the mountain heights and avoiding any tangents. I'm not real crazy about this painting as their are several things I would change for a studio piece.

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