Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Painting: "Distant Promise of Rain"

Distant Promise of Rain, oil on linen panel, 8X24"

Detail view

This is a vista view from the top of the hill which houses the grotto of the San Xavier Mission. Everwhere you look there's big air, and if you are a plein air or landscape painter, you know there's nothing that makes you want to grab your brushes and paint, more than a good bit of atmospheric perspective.

This painting will be included in the Plein Air Painters of the West show and sale at Segil Fine Arts in Monrovia, California. The show will run from October 18-25, 2008. For more information Click Here.


Theresa Rankin said...

I always enjoy your work, Steve. This really shows the expanse of "air", luscious paint on the mountains and great sense of design.

Steve Atkinson said...

Thanks so much Theresa, it's always nice to get your thoughts. This is one of those paintings that I can't seem to get the colors on my monitor to match those of the original painting.