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rsmith.1141
04-27-2015, 11:22 PM
I love desert washes and dry creek beds.....


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Apr-2015/137729-DSC_0135-5.jpg
8 x 10 pastel on homemade surface

bobbymac
04-28-2015, 05:35 AM
Wonderfully cool colors Randy. Very nice work.
Bob

Blayne
04-28-2015, 07:47 AM
Randy, I'm fascinated by how you can take a mundane scene and make a lovely painting out of it! I recall reading that Sargent made a remark about landscape painters who spent too much time seeking out the perfect scene to paint. His comment, although I can't remember the exact quote, was to the effect of just paint what's in front of you. Now maybe you do spend lots of time searching for the "right" view, but you do a splendid job of making a casual scene have impact and be worthy of painting!

kentiessen
04-28-2015, 08:49 AM
Great indications for the foliage!

rsmith.1141
04-28-2015, 11:31 AM
Thanks Bob! Thanks Ken!

rsmith.1141
04-28-2015, 11:37 AM
Thanks Blayne!

Yup, I would love to travel the world looking for the most beautiful places but sometimes you make do with what you have. Fortunately, there's an unlimited source of beauty whenever you look. If you look. I'm pretty lucky to live somewhere with great places to go close to home. Here in So Cal I can go to the beach, desert, mountains or coastal foothills all within a few hours drive - or less. :)