Oil, alkyd on canvas panel
6" x 8"
6" x 8"
Today's post shows what I had hoped my "on location" painting would have looked on Monday, after a morning of plein air painting at Piedras Marcadas. As you can see, I definitely needed the white paint for the pale blue sky, distant mountains on the far right edge, foreground light, and highlights.
Although I took a few photographs of the the view, most of what you now see has been painted from memory and invention, and, in my opinion, better than the "reality" I observed. It proves what Pablo Picasso is famous for saying: "Art is a lie that tells the truth."
Many thanks to those who sent me email comments about Monday's post. I truly appreciate your encouragement!
I'll be finishing up this little landscape and post the final version next week. Thanks for taking a look today. See you Monday.
Text and image ©2009 Carol Adamec. All rights reserved.