Friday, March 4, 2011

Cold morning - new original oil painting



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Finally had to some time to paint yesterday. This was mostly a study in edges and atmosphere, I'm reasonably happy with the distance effect.
Unfortunately this scene doesn't exist anymore like in this painting. Last year a huge fire destroyed most of this beautiful area.



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 "Cold morning" oil on masonite, 8x10, original available

14 comments:

Caroline Bray Art said...

This is great, Erik. You've got the temperature of the scene down perfectly. I'm very sorry to hear about the fires though, it's great you're 'immortalising' the scene in a painting.

Jesus Estevez said...

good painting Erik, I like how you have soften the edges of that tree, plus the atmospheric effect. Great work.

Amanda Jones said...

Great atmospheric study it is so important to always consider edges. So sorry about the fire, we have terrible forest fires here in Western Canada every summer and they are so destructive.

Erik said...

Thank you Caroline! I used mainly earth colors to get the greyish colors.

Erik said...

Jesus: Thank you! I'm a big fan of Richard Schmid's work, I love how he paints those soft edges with some accents.

Erik said...

Amanda: Thanks! I agree, those fires are terrible. It takes a long time for such an area to recover.

Stan Hughes said...

Very nice composition. How sad about the fire. Did anything grow back?

Arto Isotalo said...

Very nice, Erik. I like the edges and atmosphere.

Erik said...

Thank you Stan. I haven't been back in the area yet. The heath will grow back but the trees will take a long time.

Erik said...

Arto: Thanks, I've been enjoying your snow landscapes.

Angel said...

Great work Erik, love the loose strokes.

Erik said...

Thanks Angel!

René PleinAir. said...

That's one way to put out the competition, ... burn everything, leave nothing!

Nice little gem Erik.

Erik said...

:) Yes, that would be a way to do it, a bit radical perhaps..
Plus I always like to see what other painters are doing with the same subject. Thanks Rene!

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