Friday, November 2, 2012

Fall on the Brazo by Jill Randall

Fall on the Brazo


Jill Randall

9”x12” oil on Canvas Panel

I started this painting when I went out on a lovely day to paint Plein Air with Sheri Jones and Joyce Thomas on the Brazo in Pecan Plantation. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get the painterly look I envisioned. Guess I took too long of a vacation from painting this summer! Finally I got out my palette knife. It seems like I have spent way too much paint time on this painting, but I am somewhat satisfied with it now. Several times I almost wiped the canvas clean except I really did like the grasses in the foreground. It was the background that was not working. I finally went back through some older photos of the Brazo River as references. I wanted to capture the fall colors which are just now beginning to show.

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4 comments:

  1. Im glad you didn't wipe it. I love the way it turned out. You've captured the beauty of the Texas landscape.

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  2. Thanks, Sheri, you always encourage me with your words and your lovely paintings.

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  3. Beautiful painting! There's a nice contrast of cool and warm tones, with great texture. I think Fall is the best time to paint plein air.

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  4. Linda, thank you for checking out and commenting on my blog. It is appreciated. I checked out your blog: http://lindanicklesfineart.blogspot.com/ and love your painterly brush work and beautiful colors. Jill

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