Wednesday, June 4, 2008

New Painting, "Rocky Mountain Fall"

Rocky Mountain Fall, 9X12 oil on linen panel

Hello Everyone, thanks for checking in. I've been working on some larger studio paintings lately. I've not been able to get outdoors more than once or twice since returning from Texas and I miss it. But the cure is on the way because I will be heading to the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado this week. Part of the reason for the trip is to attend a family member's wedding, the other part is to be able to bring my paints and camera and get some quality on location painting time. The last time I went I was just getting started at plein air painting. I wasn't yet ready to tackle the complexities of the mountain vistas. I'm really excited for this trip. I did this painting as sort of a warm up to painting there. I handled it much as I would any on location subject and gave myself a limited amount of time to complete it. The next morning I touched up a couple of areas.

Happy Painting, Steve


Eckhardt said...

Hi Steve,
wonderfull work you have produced in the last weeks mate! I really love your loose and very alive brushwork and the delicate handling of your values.

all the best from Sweden

Steve Atkinson said...

Hi Eckhardt, great to hear from you. And I appreciate your feedback. I hope everything is going well in Sweden? I'm in Colorado this week and there were three inches of fresh snow on the ground when we got here. They melted off pretty quick, but I sure wasn't expecting that. Send me an email when you get the chance and let me know how you've been and how your painting has been going. You have been painting some pretty wonderful things as far as I can see.