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07-25-2010, 02:16 PM
Hi everyone,

Here is this morning's plein air effort, done at a location about 15 miles from my house. This is 9 x 12" on Wallis paper, using Unisons, Great American and a couple Rembrandts. This one was done in a bit over two hours.

C&C very welcome.


Paula Ford
07-25-2010, 05:27 PM
Really nice job John! I love how you do water. The colors are just beautiful.

07-25-2010, 08:11 PM
Thanks, Paula! Yes, I was pleased overall with how this one turned out. :wave:

07-25-2010, 09:18 PM

Very nice, especially for plein air! One thing that I would consider would be to add some touches of darker value where the small foreground rocks touch the water, similar to the darker touches at the shore. Just a thought!


07-25-2010, 11:01 PM
Thanks, Don! Yes, I will do that. On location the dark blue-green looked like a sufficiently dark value, but it's not.

07-25-2010, 11:59 PM
love the modeling on the rocks and their reflections in the moving water.

07-26-2010, 01:13 AM
Thanks, Rainy!

Donna T
07-26-2010, 07:59 AM
You are getting a lot of mileage out of this river, John. Nice work on this one!

07-26-2010, 03:50 PM
Thanks Donna! I don't think I've even scratched the surface for subject matter with the river...I'm looking forward to painting it under a variety of conditions, times and seasons.

Tracy Lang
07-27-2010, 09:25 PM
Beautiful scene...love the colors!


07-27-2010, 09:44 PM
Thank you, Tracy!