Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April's New Moon

April's New Moon__16x20 oil on linen__for Passing America : The Great Plains, exhibit in the Fall

A few days ago I posted the location study for this painting. Click to see and read about it: http://vvaughan.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-moon-enidok.html When I do a small one that "works" for me, I enjoy using that small canvas as reference for a larger work. Since I have no photos of the scene I saw, I could only use the small canvas to refer to. This was fun and freed me up to make changes and play with the subject a little bit. Also, I gave it a new title, that makes the location more generic...just in case viewers cannot relate to Enid, OK...Now, hopefully, the scene will stir up something that others have seen before...something that brings back a good memory...


Diana Moses Botkin said...

Lovely development of the study! What a gorgeous scene and mood.

Personally, I can relate to Enid, Oklahoma (on old route 66!) and those sunsets on the plains!

Douglas Clark said...

Beautiful colors in the sky and just enough work on the ground, very nice.