View Full Version : California Lupine Xpost landscape

05-14-2013, 10:08 AM
Started this plein air last month- the lupine were out in force this year. Finished in studio. 12" x 16" pastel on Wallis. C&C welcome.


05-14-2013, 09:19 PM
Beautiful. Love the colors. :wave: Pam

pastel lover
05-14-2013, 09:52 PM
Awesome color palette, especially in those darker mountains. Also like the comp.


05-15-2013, 10:06 AM
Thank you Pam and Tanja. I really appreciate your comments.

water girl
05-15-2013, 12:50 PM
Beautiful! I like the lovely softness of this piece. It sets the mood for a leisurely walk through that field.

05-15-2013, 02:12 PM
Very Nice, great color pallet. Bill

05-15-2013, 02:32 PM
Lovely blues in the foreground, such a wonderful subject to paint. Beautiful!

05-16-2013, 08:05 AM
This is beautiful. color & composition.
If I HAD to suggest something- I would add a little vertical to the lavender lupins. I'm not sure how the wild lupins grow there, but here they are tall and spikey here.
Very nice piece.

05-16-2013, 10:22 AM
Thank you Karen- yes, a walk would have been nice through this place- unfortunately, it's private land with cattle- but I'm happy with looking!

Thank you Bill and Chris!

Thank you DBfarmgirl! I know what you mean about the vertical- I just keep getting in trouble with foreground detail so have learned to bypass it for the most part.

05-16-2013, 11:21 AM
This is a wonderful painting, love the soothing colours. Great job.

Donna T
05-16-2013, 11:40 AM
Gorgeous! I love how you wove strokes of color together on the hillside. Are you sure this is a real place? It looks like a dream to me. :)

05-16-2013, 12:29 PM
I agree with Donna; very dreamlike! Love your colours and the sense of depth!

05-17-2013, 10:47 AM
Thank you Donna and Dorothea. I admit, I left out an old fence and the cattle- not that I didn't try to include them- just kept taking them back out. I keep returning to the idealistic landscape- one without any signs of human activity. Thank you again for your kind comments.

05-17-2013, 10:48 AM
Twiglet! thank you!