Thursday, February 23, 2012

Arizona plein air painter Becky Joy, Carmel Show

Zion Cottonwoods 6x8" oil

This painting is a rework of a plein air that I painted in Zion on a painting trip with my friend, Deb Groesser.
I liked the original painting, but I had a little too much going on. I needed to simplify the scene. So, I made the light and shadows more solid without so much dappled light. I still wanted the dark tree trunks against the light background so that there was a feeling of being under the trees in the shade.

The day was hot and the shade of the trees and a picnic table were very welcome.

Becky Joy

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