Salado Creek Rocks, 12 x 12
It's been nice to have the time this weekend to do some "larger" work. I've had time to think more about how I'm composing a piece, and to put some finishing touches on them. I included the reference photo here, but I also used a piece I'd done on site as a reference for this one--just closed in on the rocks this time.
The photo of this piece doesn't quite show all the colors I put into the rocks--warm pinks and yellows, blues and oranges. I spent more time on the creek and greens, but the rocks were the fun part. I think it ended up a little too green altogether, and my horizon line is too high and not dark enough, but when I stand back from this one, it seems to work, and becomes more abstract the closer I get.
Salado Creek, by the way, is in Salado, Texas (pronounced Sa-lay-dough). Salado is a charming and artsy town between Austin and Waco, and Andreeva Academy is located there (where I took the Jill Carver workshop).