Tuesday, 17 July 2012

McKees Half Falls by Julie Riker


It was a beautiful morning to paint along the river, and surprisingly not too hot with a nice breeze blowing and the sounds of the rapids.  Ralph, Larry, Mary Beth, Cathy M. and Julie were there.  We all painted for most of the morning and then went out for an air conditioned lunch.  Above is a photo of Cathy and Larry surveying the area.  Below is my 6x12 painting.



3 comments:

Cecelia Lyden said...

NICE PHOTO AND PAINTING--GLAD THE WEATHER WAS NOT OPPRESSIVE.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

The nice thing about painting along the water is that it is usually cooler than anywhere else! Your painting tells of the heat and humidity of the weather we have been having lately, and it tells of it quite beautifully!

Julie Riker said...

Thanks Claire and Cecelia. After I posted this I decided to do something with that rock in the foreground that was bothering me and pulling my eye away from the distant horizon. I did not eliminate it totally, but softened it quite a bit. It is amazing how seeing your own painting posted in thumbnail size is like seeing it with new eyes.