8.18.2016

Snake River Blues

  My acrylic painting class instructor told me that "only amateurs" have a huge signature in a complementary color. So, even though I am inarguably still an amateur, my signature is quite an unobtrusive down there in the corner.

 In creating this painting, I learned a little bit more about how to make water looks like water. The sky was easier this time, too. Originally, there was a bush in the foreground, a big Chamisa bush.   I hated it. I painted it out.  If only life were that simple.

I  painted this using Liquitex basics acrylics on an 18x24 canvas board. I painted it from a photograph that I took on a trip I made to Twin Falls Idaho. I found this very nice little spot in the state park at Shoshone Falls at dawn, where it was quiet and lovely.  I think my next painting will be Shoshone Falls. 

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