|River Rocks and Fall Reflections|
12x9 inches - pastel on Artagain
Care to guess what the most difficult part of this painting was? Hint: not the water or reflections, which I find pretty easy to paint. It was actually the grouping of rocks in front of the boulder. As I set about to block them in, I was thinking: "must avoid cloning rocks", but that's exactly what started to happen. Basically, the left brain came in and tried to over-ride operations for this part of the painting...and sort of succeeded.
The light faded before I had time to address this on location, so I tinkered with them in the studio this morning. An improvement, but could be better. Another thing to work on...
We are supposed to have a system move through tomorrow that will bring rain and much colder temps for a couple of days, so my plein air bender is coming to a close. So, it will be back to the studio for a bit.