Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Bend at Gauja River

This is for Virtual Paintout June 2012, Latvia challenge. It's oil on 10x12 canvas panel.

This view is from a bridge over the Gauge River (ref). I wanted to capture the atmospheric nature of the view while keeping the scope of the painting relatively small. Thus I chose this this bend in the river. The far mountain and the mid ground trees were all different shades of greys. The colors are more intense in the foreground. I also used broken strokes for the water to give it some movement. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Rebecca:) This one is also beautiful! Love the reflections and how you used colors to give the water movement! Very nice job done on this piece of nature!