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California Impressionist Plein Air Landscape Painting – A Very Good Year – Falkner Winery

November 12th, 2009


“A Very Good Year”
8 x 10 oil on archival canvas panel
Plein air painting – Falkner Winery – Day 2

This is the second of the three plein air paintings I did during the paintout. Because I like to put some sharp detail into my paintings, and because that can be difficult to layer when painting alla prima, sometimes I like to let a painting set up for a few days and then add those finishing touches. For esample, I added some of the eucalyptus leaves overhanging the vineyard back in the studio. I had planned for it on site but knew that it would be easier to control on a surface that wasn’t soaking wet.

2 Comments »

  1. I like the tree and shadows that you have in the foreground. It adds a lot of contrast to the hill and building.

    Comment by Ramona Davidson — November 18, 2009 @ 5:13 pm
  2. Wow this is truly wonderful. I love the warm colours and the greens blend exceptionally well. Nice use of lighting as well.

    Comment by Van — December 3, 2009 @ 8:27 am

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