Friday, August 23, 2013

Along the Cher - Watercolor


I thought it would be fun to paint the same scene in both oil and watercolor.  I took a little artistic license for a few elements of the original reference, but it's basically the same.  I might just do it in pastel next!
It was a little harder to get the monitor image colors just right with this watercolor, but it's pretty close.  This landscape painting of scenery along the Cher River in France is done on 140# Arches watercolor paper.  It's roughly 13.5" wide by 9.75" high. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Along the Cher - Oil

Ahhh--France.  The Loire Valley filled with charming chateaux and an abundance of flowers.  This painting is based on an area visited there along the River Cher.  No matter where you turned, there was a beautiful view.  This oil painitng is 4 x 5", done on an archival quality canvas panel.  Hope it makes you take a deep breath and relax. 

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