Sunday, March 22, 2009

"Priest Lake Hay Bales" - Susan Ogilvie Workshop Piece



I had a wonderful learning experience at a Susan Ogilvie workshop last week. This is one of my favorites that I completed. It's 12"x20" on prepared gatorfoam (an orange acrylic under-painting with a pumice mixture on top) Used primarily Terry Ludwig's, Schmincke, Great American's, and Girault's.

This location is near Priest lake, Idaho - we drive by it every summer.

I'm not doing anything more to this piece...as Susan liked it as is!

I had difficulty photographing this piece...there are more "blues" in the mountains and sky.

Click on the photo for a higher resolution view.

14 comments:

Cheryl said...

Cool painting!! I love the rural setting.

Paula Ann Ford said...

Love the strong light and the dark mountains! Beautiful work David!

David Patterson said...

Thank you ladies!

L Shrader said...

HI David, Both of these new painting are wonderful, but I especially love this one! You really capture the feeling of a place.... I can just step right in, and I'm there!

Love it! Linda

Laurie said...

I do think you are a country boy at heart! :) Truly the essence of the countryside painted with depth and feeling! I love this one David!!!
~Laurie

David Patterson said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments! They're very much appreciated!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Ah yes this does indeed look like north Idaho!

Hey David, about the figure drawing sessions you could just start your own group with other artist friends and find models to pose once a week or so.

Our winter salon drawing group sessions have provided good practice for all of us. I love the figure and am very happy to get back to it as a subject.

tinaart said...

This is very sweet, David. I like it.

David Patterson said...

Thank you Diana and Tina!

Diana...they actually have sessions around here...I just need to sign up!

wangfineart said...

So beautiful! Love the color!

Chuck Dilmore said...

Okay, seriously...
this one makes me want to cry.
But in a good, great way!

Just beautiful!
Chuck

David Patterson said...

Thank you Wang and Chuck!

Melissa Barrett-Traister said...

Good evening,David.
Thanks for connecting with me via Blogger.I admire your work a whole lot.You have so much talent!

I hope you enjoy my blog too.:)

Keep in touch,
Melissa

Patrice said...

This is truly a beautiful work... Like you I am often drawn to use high color - but the subdued hues you've used here are beautifully visually seductive.