From Wheat Grows Crimson, 6x6

"From Wheat Grows Crimson" 6x6" Pastel on sanded paper

Earlier this week I went out with my painting buddy Gretha to find color out in North Plains. We began our journey with the intentions of photographing the yellow canola fields (below). We did our share of catching the color with our cameras and decided it was time to find a place to set up shop. So we found a Century Farm in North Plains, with permission to paint, and so we pushed out a 45 min study each. I love working fast and under pressure because it leaves little time to "noodle" a piece to death, leaving it fresh and uninhibited. Ya gotta love that strong complment of red and green .....and purple and yellow...ooooh!

Canola field located just outside of the sleepy town of Banks, OR. Love the purple and yellow compliments in this scene!

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Blogger Gary Keimig said...

very nice blog and art work

6/1/10, 11:41 AM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Thanks Gary for stopping by!
Will check out yours here shortly.
All my best, Brenda

6/1/10, 1:32 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love that clover! Still, not many bee boxes. I guess it's too cold and wet.

6/1/10, 8:14 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Howdy Carrie!
Nope, no bees as of late.
But there was a cat strolling around the farm.
Waiting for clear skies here in Oregon and am getting pretty impatient, being that it's June 1st!

6/1/10, 8:29 PM  
Blogger Celeste Bergin said...

did you fix your RSS feed issue--? beautiful painting!

6/3/10, 3:42 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Yes! And with a bit of hand holding from Carrie H!
I'm thrilled it's working!

6/3/10, 3:53 PM  
Blogger Lori Bonanni said...

Brenda, Glad to have found your blog! Your pastels are beautiful with such vibrant color.

6/3/10, 7:15 PM  
Blogger Jala Pfaff said...

Gorgeous pastel, and what a photo, too! (I've always wanted to go paint or even see someplace where the fields are planted in colorful crops.)

7/31/10, 9:26 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Thanks Lori! Thanks for stopping by!

Jala,Thanks! Yeah, these fields were incredibly yellow! Can you imagine an intense yellow pastel for this field?

7/31/10, 10:01 PM  

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