Monday, October 5, 2009

Rocky Outcropping

Rocky Outcropping, 36 x 24

Rocky Outcropping (original study), 8 x 6

This jagged wall of rock provided such an interesting contrast to the soft, billowy, big-sky clouds that hovered above it. My original study was a quick response to the dropping light at the end of the day. Back in the studio, I found the re-creation of that feeling to be far more difficult. The larger piece needed more information and the silhouetted rocks just misbehaved... but there you have it. Some births are harder than others.


Marian Fortunati said...

Your enlargement is ssssssssssssssssooooooooooo much more beautiful than your study!!!

WOW!! This birth may have been hard, but it is sure a beautiful baby!!

Erik van Elven said...

Thanks for showing, I like them both actually.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

the process was well worth it. What a beautiful painting.


Double "D" said...

The finished piece is so nice. The smaller painter has nice energy. I really admire your work Laurel. It's nice to be able to watch the progress of you constant learning and improvement. Awesome.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Your skies and clouds are just gorgeous! I always admire that part of your paintings, the rest is also fabulous, it's just that the skies and clouds are so unbelievably stunning!