Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Acacias at Calico

11 x 14
Oil on Canvas Board

I painted this from a photo I took up at Calico Ghost Town. The sun was going down, so everything was golden. The building was particularly red, which made the green acacia trees really pop. I tried to capture that. When the painting was wet, the darks were rich and deep, and the lights really sparkled. But when it dried, somehow everything reverted to a medium value.