|"The Maroon Bells"|
Oil on hardboard
30" x 38"
I've been commissioned to paint The Maroon Bells in Colorado. I painted a palette knife version of them a few weeks ago and a couple saw it on one of the daily painting web sites, and wrote to me. We've been communicating and I began the project today. It's a large piece, on a panel, and will be framed when it is finished.
The panel was gridded in pencil and drawn with burnt sienna.
I painted the sky with French Ultramarine blue, then added cobalt and horizon blue, similar to their photo reference.
The block-in of the middle ground vegetation is started. Big shapes...