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08-30-2013, 10:32 AM
12 x 24 pastel on primed Masonite. Its been a long time since I shared over here, so I thought I would show you my latest. A scene near my house from back in July. CC welcome. Ludwigs and Mt Vision pastels used.

This was a difficult scene for me to get the light and values correct. As my camera could not capture an accurate photo; as in washing out sky if focusing on land, or overly dark land when focusing on sky. Several times I had to stop painting, wait a day to two or three until a similar sky showed up....then go out and study, in real life, the value relationships between the grasses, dark clouds, light clouds, etc.


08-30-2013, 01:22 PM
Beautiful. Love colors. Pam:wave:

water girl
08-30-2013, 02:00 PM
Welcome back! You chose a beautiful time of day, that few paint. I'm particularly taken with the colors in the foreground.

Donna T
08-31-2013, 11:26 AM
Stunning piece, Ron, and it's so nice to see your work here again! It was really worth your time to study those cloud values. The cows seem so unaffected by all the drama going on above them; so very cow-like. :)

08-31-2013, 12:30 PM
Pam, Karen, Donna- thank you for your kind words!

08-31-2013, 05:08 PM
very nice . Are those sages and pinions or junipers ?

good job


08-31-2013, 10:08 PM
A well done treatment of a difficult subject. Nice.

08-31-2013, 10:31 PM
very nice. i too love the foreground, it really captures the feeling of this time of day in ranch country.

08-31-2013, 11:55 PM
Eric- thanks, not junipers or pinion trees, more along the lines of spindly cottonwood type trees. More from prairie, than desert. Yes sagebrush in immediate forground

Randy- thanks, I learned a lot about light on this one. Not exactly perfect, but Im fairly pleased

Chewie (aka Chris? sorry if Im wrong)- thanks a bunch, appreciated

After some final tweeks, and better photo:

And a view simulating standing back 8-10 feet

09-03-2013, 12:48 PM
Very nice. Love the light!

09-03-2013, 01:56 PM
Thank you Cris!