Sunday, December 1, 2013
Bloedel Pathway, 11x14
The Bloedel Reserve...
....is one of those Northwest treasures. I call it the Downton Abbey of Bainbridge. Once a private estate it has been generously preserved as a botanical and wildlife reserve open to the public.
Since I just broke for a membership you might be seeing a few paintings from there in the near future. This was done about a week ago. It is deep in the forest and I was initially interested in the little waterway....but just after beginning the sun found its way through and everything else became secondary. I jotted down the color notes just in that area and was glad I did as within ten minutes it was gone. The rest of the painting followed that lead.
I'm happy with it as I think the eye moves around the painting the way it felt when I was standing there and the colors are interesting. I'm also playing a bit with atmospheric perspective. It shows up in the subdued background. You can see the painting at the miniature show at Roby-King Gallery during the month of December.