Tuesday, November 25, 2008

"Autumn Near Weaverville"

"Autumn Near Weaverville" - Oil - 11" x 14" - $400

"Overcast skies always make fall colors glow and I took advantage of this setting as I drove home one day from painting in Weaverville, California. A familiar sight to those passing, the barn has been converted to an art gallery." --- SFG

Using warm colors to advance and cool to recede, I walked a delicate line because of the overcast skies. Due to the presence of cool, reflected light from the sky, shadows were warmer than usual. Also, the shining roof was lighter than the sky because it faced west, where the afternoon light, though muted through clouds, was stronger.

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