Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rock Face


This location just outside of Helper, Utah was amazing with it's dramatic beauty and inspiring vistas in every direction. Usually after watching one of Doug's fabulous demos, we would scatter and find something to paint. It was seldom that any two of us chose the same spot, as there were so many interesting ones to choose from.. Utah has to be one of the most beautiful states in the union. This was my second attempt at rocks en plein air, and it felt great after the detailed value sketch was completed. The colours and paint just seemed to start flowing.
oil on board 12" x 9"

11 comments:

  1. Very, very nice Vern. Do you often see faces and such in rock formations; I do. I think it's fun to look for things like that.

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  2. Rocks have to be one of the the hardest things to paint because there are so many planes and you make it look easy!
    I like to Corona bottle below too!

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  3. Magnifique travail que celui-ci, tellement de difficultés à donner la vie à des roches...

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  4. Excellent job, Vern! The rocks look as though they have very real weight. I really like the darks you have used.

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  5. Beautiful job, Vern, and very well balanced. I like the Corona bottle as well.

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  6. What an awesome time you had in Utah!!!!! Rocks are very difficult subjects for me. You've done a great job on this! I love it.

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  7. Yes, those rocks are difficult and you did a splendid job for your 2nd time!! I love the small slices of light peppering the faces of the boulders.

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  8. Hey the workshop shop sounds great Vern, can't wait to talk to you in person and hear all about it! Love this painting...

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  9. You really got them, Vern. Love that plein air feeling!

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  10. Balanced, bold and very well executed - I love this piece. I'm delighted to have found your blog!

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