Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cedar Elm Grove in Sunlight

14 x 11 oil on panel
Day two on this painting of a grove of cedar elms in the afternoon sun.  The first day I had a lot of low hanging branches obscuring my view of many of the tree trunks behind them.  I ended up doing quite a bit of tree trimming after I put my paint away so today I could see all 25 or so of them.  It was interesting how the light was a different color this afternoon even though it was, I believe, just as sunny as it was on Monday.  I will keep plugging away on landscapes even though they really challenge me.

5 comments:

leslie barker garcia said...

I quite honestly think the painting is more beautiful than what you're capturing. Love love love the collie portait, too, as well as that of Loren. I continue to be in heart-stopping awe at your gift.

Jim Serrett said...

Definitely a nice light with in the painting. Gives a real sense of place. Lovely.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thank you so very much, Leslie and Jim!

Pattie Wall said...

I know what you are saying about landscapes - not my strongsuit..I keep trying. I love looking at others' landscapes and yours is great!
Nice,beautiful trees/great perspective!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Pattie, we will both keep trying, and I see on FB you are out there today doing plein-air -- made me happy to see. I'll keep at it if you do! xo