Monday, March 9, 2015

Canyon Lake #canyonlake #DSRlatestlandscape

©2015 Debbi Smith Rourke
Canyon Lake 8"x10"
Oil on canvas board 

I have been admiring some photos I took several years ago at our friends' home on Canyon Lake. I was considering painting a very large abstract from them. But first, thought it best to do a smaller version. I just LOVE what emerged. Using the palette knife and some brush work, adding just the right amount of texture and movement, lights and darks, mixing the perfect shades of colors and knowing when to stop....ahh, I think I may have finally learned a few things. :-) Love it when it comes together so nicely. And now, I'm occasionally adding some environment images. Enjoy! 

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