Fall weather is making outdoor painting remarkably comfortable, without bugs, sunburn, nor freezing cold. The tributary through Broadmoor flooded, eliminating edges that formerly defined a receding channel. I’m feeling progress in scaling relative masses to create a sense of depth, keeping color clean with contrast, and having a better handle on the drawing/composition as I gain experience working outside. I’ve reduced the palette to red, yellow, blue and white for a lighter pack.
ABOVE: Broadmoor Flooded, oil on paper, 8.25 x 10 in. (21 x 25 cm), 10/31/09