We have had so many cloudy days, I thought I would share this recent painting of our little walking bridge across Blue Creek. My daily walk starts with crossing this bridge and heading out through the pasture and around the lagoon. Each day is different as the seasons and weather affect the color and light.
When painting I am trying to turn a flat canvas into the appearance of three dimensions so the viewer sees into the distance. A trick that is based on reality is to make the back objects lighter and cooler. This is readily apparent on a misty day but true anytime.
(On a side note - thanks to the Scottsbluff Star Herald for great coverage Sept. 26. Read here.)