Friday, July 13, 2007

Back at the Pond by BJ Wright

8" x 10" oil on canvas covered hardboard - painted en plein air, alla prima - $85 including shipping -
Sandra drove her red Jeep down the old dirt road to the back pastures of her farm. The cows watched curiously as we set up our easels. It was early and we were trying to miss the July heat. Being overcast, the day blessed us with cool breezes and shade from the old trees. The little pond was covered with scum which was a wonderful shade of blue/breen - almost impossible to match with paint pigments.
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wanda knight said...

Nice painting Bj. I like how the warm colors in the path leads you into the painting.
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bj said...

Thank you for the link! The little road in this scene winds through several gates and pastures and takes you into a quite place away from highways and the noise of everyday life.

Fawn said...

I think the contrast really sets this one apart. well done!

bj said...

Thank you, Fawn! This was at mid-morning and the sun was climbing over the mountains and gave nice backlighting to the scene.