Friday, August 31, 2012

Smokey Mountain Mists

                          18" x 24" Oil on Canvas panel
On June 23 I participated in another on line paint along class with award winning master artist and instructor Johannes Vloothuis - Improve  The beautiful reference photo provided gave us mist covered rocky mountains to which I didn't particularly relate.  Much more inspiring to look out my studio window and paint these Western North Carolina mountains  so dear to me.  I did use the lower portion of his photo to attempt the underwater logs, fallen trees, etc.  I'm not too pleased with the way these turned out and may return to the easel and make them disappear.  Overall, I'm happy with this one and am learning more about landscape painting with each class.   These classes are inexpensive, at least 6 to 8 hours long and a download is provided for future reference.   Digital downloads are available for past classes for a fee.  Who knows - maybe I might become a landscape painter after all!