|Breaking Through |
acrylic on paper 12" x 16"
Anyway, I closed in on this set of rocks a few months ago while at the lake. I was taking lots of photos and since rocks and their groupings are a favorite subject I ended up with many different shots. Though I am not sure about the results it's likely that I will revisit the rocks again. I am happy with the colors which I decided to push a bit. I stylized some of the green areas of growth that were still showing and also left out the far shoreline. The piece has a sort of circular feel to me and I like that. Lake Hogan is a giant bowl of sorts that was filled in when the dam was created. The place has a "scooped out" feel to it, for me anyway. And the colors are very red at times, very orange-red or yellow-orange at other times. But, if a person didn't know the area I think the idea of a place in general can come through.
OK, hope everyone had a good week. Thanks for reading and commenting.
Just a mid month announcement/reminder that I will be participating in the Art on The Lawn show at Hovey Winery this coming Saturday, June 20th. This art show is part of the larger event, Behind The Bottle, which is an annual food and wine tasting event here in Calaveras County. The event is a great opportunity to try local foods and wines and to get an idea of how fun our county can be. Additionally, there are lovely stores to shop in here at Murphys and of course, there will be art on display and for purchase at Hovey Winery. Along with many other artists, I will be set up with my paintings for sale on the grounds of Hovey Winery. Please consider stopping by if you can to say hello, to sample some wine and to enjoy what is sure to be a beautiful day. Ticket purchase information (the price is extremely reasonable given the wines you can try) is located at the link provided for the Behind The Bottle event.
Thank you again and I hope to see some of you there!