May. 16, 2016

Red Rock Inspiration

Who Thought Up These Colors?

Started a new painting of "Red Rocks"  based on a road trip we took to Las Vegas last week. I'm painting this from memory, not a photograph. I challenge my senses to remember the light, the colors, etc and then I see if I can capture that from memory. It becomes more a part of me that way.

This large canvas  is about half way done.   I will be making some composition adjustments this week and softening the rocks in the background to bring more focus on the cactus.

Sometimes I think about how God decided to give us all the amazing colors we see. I think that should have been part of Genesis in the bible...