In the Studio Today... Mt. Tam_Session #2

Monday, September 10, 2007
Mt. Tamalpais from the Watershed above Fairfax, CA 11" x 14" o/c
Session #2 on this painting... a couple hours in my home studio, working from a reference photo I took on location yesterday. This is one instance where beginning a painting "plein air" could not have been more important! The choice to paint the trees in the foreground and concentrate on their colors and shadow shapes would never have been made from the photo I took. You had to be there on site to see the vivid salmon color below the branches of the oak tree. This did not translate at all in the photo I took.

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