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Monday, February 22, 2010

McKinney Falls Redone, Pastel Painting

Finally I am posting a painting I did last week. Regina Burchett and I went to McKinney Falls a while back and did some painting out at the falls.That first painting was acceptable for a quick one-sitting painting. I decided to wipe it off and have a "do over". I think the new painting has more depth and depicts the scene in a more pleasing way to me. I hope you think so as well.

Fall colors colors can be very garish and I hope I captured the bright colors without detracting from the beauty of the pool at the falls. The actual falls were to the left and behind me. Here is the newly "fixed" painting:

McKinney Falls, Too
Pastel on Richeson Board
The color in this is pretty good. The blue is a little garish, but that is very difficult to correct in pastel photos. I haven't figured out why. I do know, as I have said before, that taking the photos of the paintings in direct sunlight does help. You do not have to correct in photo software like you do if the photo is taken in shade.

You can see the previous painting and some photos here.

McKinney Falls, previous "fix"

As I was reading my previous blog post, I see that this is the second "fix" to this painting. Sigh..... Maybe the next time I go to McKinney Falls I will get a result that I just love!


Joanna said...

'Like it. I like the old (and now gone) one too! :)

Jan said...

I like it too. I'm not usually a fan of fall colors but you've made this just sing.

Bag Blog said...

I like the second fix just fine, but they say third time is a charm:)

Joan said...

Gorgeous color in this!! I can see why you want to go back there again. It looks like a wonderful spot!!! I love the name of your friend's new business!!!

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, thank you, daughter. Hugs.

Jan, thank you. I don't usually do fall paintings.

Bag Blog, thank you. No more do overs! :)

Joan, the McKinney Falls is a great place to go. Not far to carry your painting stuff. Almost in town and not many people around. Thanks.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jo: Very nice Fall like view of the forest stream.

Jo Castillo said...

fishing guy, thank you so much. We don't get the massive fall colors every year, a little sparse this year, too. We have had good moisture this year so maybe this fall we will do better.

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