Combining a plein air painting, a photo and my memory.....
.....brought this into existence. It took all three; I wouldn't have attempted it from just a photo.
The painting source, done just around the corner in the same Sonoran arroyo, gave me the color notes. The photo gave me the structural/shape information...but of course I changed some of that. My memory brought forth the feeling of being there, the smells, the hot wind, the cool of the shade, the occasional passing kids and the fact that the photo didn't record the intensity of the glow under the bridge. I kinda' like this one.
Plein air season is fast approaching. Time to begin getting my gear ready. What am I saying?....it's always ready!
Check out my schedule of classes and workshops in a previous post HERE.
Thanks for checking in..... and here is the painting I drew color ideas from: