Monday, November 05, 2007

Secret Harbor SOLD (Click here to view results on eBay)

This is my first painting done from our trip west to Pheonix. We stopped in Lake Tahoe for a couple of days and explored as much of the lakes shores as we could. Unfortunately most of the lakes public parks had closed by the 1st of October. The only easily accessable shore to get to was Secret Harbor on the Nevada side of the lake. The others would have been an hour hike just to get down to the shore from the highway above, and we didn't have that much time to spare.
This is a real breakthrough for me as a technique. I tried to keep the brushstrokes direct and the paint thick, and the most important thing for me, I left unimportant shapes and objects, just an impression without adding details. Click on the image for a larger view.


Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

wow - love this!!! esp. the brushwork! The warm light on the rocks is so inviting!

8:42 PM  
Blogger Terry Banderas said...

Very nice painting. Lake Tahoe is beautiful. I really like the suns reflection off the rocks along with the nice shadows. You subdued the background nicely.

6:58 AM  

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