Thursday, January 31, 2013

30 in 30, #29 — Highway 38, Early Summer

Highway 38, Early Summer, 6"x6", oil on panel

I find landscape painting quite challenging, although I love it. I took a series of photos over 10 years ago, from the car window while whizzing down Highway 38 from Big Bear to Redlands, "down the mountain." The sky was stunning with fluffy but heavy clouds coming in and throwing a shadow over the mountains. There had been quite a bit of rain that year, so the shrubs were still bright green. 

I found the photos the other day, and pulled a composite together for this painting. It reminds me of many years of going "down the mountain" after a weekend at the cabin. 

I will be double-dipping today — this is #29, and #30 will be posted tonight. I started this challenge a day later than most, but am determined to finish in January. Happy last day of January, everyone!

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