Monday, 11 October 2010

Conodoquinet Rapids by Julie Riker

6x8 oil
Saturday was a great day for a plein air painting session. I went to Willow Mill Park and decided to focus in on this small section of rapids. I wanted to try to keep enough realistic detail in the painting for the viewer to understand what it was, but border slightly on something more expressive. I found myself getting into the markings and movements of my brush strokes as I followed the path of the water.
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Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Julie - I commented on this beautiful piece on the DPP Blog, and it's a pleasure to tell you again what a wonderful painterly painting this is!

Catherine Stone said...

Very the tight composition, it really allows us to see the movement!