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Monday, January 25, 2010

Painting # 10 - Snow On The Mountain

We had stormy weather last week that dropped a few feet of snow on our mountains.   This is a view from the valley and a half block from our house.  The Saguaro cactus grows in front of the house and it did stick up against the mountain view.  And the bit of blue was really there.
Again I used wet-in-wet for the sky.  I'm not really stuck on skies but they are so beautiful in Arizona I keep wanting to paint them and am getting quite comfortable doing it.  
I was very happy with the way this turned out.  It is much more impressionistic than I normally paint but I love the play of light and contrast.
Of course I used this for my Cactus Monday post also.


kslaughter said...

I love the impressionistic feel of this, Teri. I feel like I'm in the desert! I am loving your skies ; )!

Laure Ferlita said...

Wow, that looks like some storm brewing! This definitely has a strong abstract feel to it.

Some things to consider: Using the blue you used in the sky hole mixed with some of the browns in the mountain color to make your gray storm color. It would add a bit of cohesion to your color choices. I would also like to see a bit more "information" with regard to your cacti down at the bottom. If a viewer didn't have access to your description below it might be difficult to determine what those items were meant to be.

Great job, Teri, on the landscape! Next!!

Kelly said...

Oooh.....that sky does look menacing! I like those bleeds...

Teri C said...

Thanks and noted!

Krista Meister said...

I very much like this stormy sky! You are on such a roll here, Teri!