11/2/09

Sauvie Viewpoint, 9x12


"Sauvie Viewpoint" 9x12" Pastel on sanded paper

In my earlier post "Rise from Water" I mentioned the view in which I painted a larger piece. In "Sauvie Viewpoint" I paint the view just left of that scene, but with a much broader view before me. Whenever I go out of doors to paint there is so much information to wade through, and it becomes somewhat overwhelming at first. The good thing about this is there are many paintings from just one viewpoint. Narrowing the subject down usually comes once I've settled down and established myself in the moment. While painting with others in a paint-out event, it is always fun to see what the others come up with. Their interpretations are entirely different from one another. This is what is so awesome about art! Not one piece is the same, no matter what the subject is and it goes to say that any one artist could repaint this very same view the next day and it still would be entirely different!

1 comment:

susan hong-sammons said...

What a gorgeous painting. You take me right there.
I think you express so well the creating process and your final result is beautiful and strong