Monday, June 28, 2010

Butler Pond, Another Version

This is a 24 x 20 oil painting done in my studio, using my smaller plein air painting as a reference. I wanted to try adding some colors not seen on site, and I wanted to see what I could do in the studio over several sessions. Instead of the usual orange underpainting I covered the canvas in an earthy red tone, since I have a lot of it. I think it works as a background color, but definitely darkens the painting as a whole.


  1. karen,
    this is lovely! i love the atmosphere created by the red-tone underpainting!

  2. p.s. i think this one has much more depth than the first!

  3. Karen...very nice feel to this one. Good selection of greens.