Wednesday, June 5, 2013

River Willows

"River Willows" 3x6 oil on board, ©Laura Gable
The oranges of the river weeds are so lively against the hues of the water. I wanted it to look like a bright and crisp day. We are blessed with our many rivers and trails here in the mid-Columbia region of southeastern Washington. We are entering our dry months, so the river offers a bit of dichotomy to enrich the area.

I wish I'd painted this onsite, but it's inspiration was drawn from a photograph. The colors of the front bushes were pushed a bit to enliven the tones of the water. Nearby Bateman Island is barely visible from the shore.

This is an odd size. It was painted on a bit of scrap from a larger gessoboard that I'd cut. It also is framed in a small profile reddish toned wood.

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