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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Harvard Gulch Park revisited

Thanksgiving Day was such a beautiful day, that I went to Harvard Gulch with some older field sketches I had done a few years ago. It seemed easier than doing another painting from scratch in the limited time I had before going to dinner. The scene, of the 5th hole of a 9 hole golf course, hasn't changed that much and I wanted to simplify and unite the shapes and clean up the relative relationships.
November 26, 2009

January 2007

November 26, 2009

December 2006
It wasn't that I thought these two studies were "bad" but they were "busy." The vertical painting is not quite finished but the light had changed so drastically I had to call it quits for the day. I sure like the violet mountains in the original...and the footprints in the snow. I may have to put those back in after the snow from today's storm begins to melt... I now consider any painting fair game to be called a work in progress... These paintings are 9x6 for the horizontal and 6x8 for the vertical.


mariefraser said...

Victoria, I love the strength that you have gotten with your revisions! Much more dramatic and powerful. Now they "hit' you! Good job! Marie

Aloha Sistah said...

Having walked Harvard Gulch Park so many times through all the seasons, you captured its essence, an urban oasis. I was transported back to that very place momentarily. The power of an artist's brush is magical.

Travelingrant said...

It is so much fun to take a painting and try to enrich it. Doing so I learn so much for the next time I am out in the field. I love this little park and find it has some lovely vantage points. I have my eye on a beautiful willow? It is orange, at any rate. And with the snow and the pond it is quite lovely.

victoriasart said...

oops - I didn't realize my son's name came up automatically - but I am on his computer after all.