Sandstone Creek Oil Painting from Study

| June 22, 2009
sandstone creek colorado oil painting

Creek at Sandstone Ranch – 18×24, Oil on Canvas

Here is the final image of the Sandstone Creek piece with final touch ups and less glare in the photo. I ended up making the vertical mass of trees on the left darker, added more depth to the foreground bushes, and broke up the middle ground field a bit. I like the way this turned out. I was happy that I could use a few of the tips that I learned during my outdoor class a couple of weeks ago. It was also nice to be able to take a piece all the way from a field study to a larger canvas.

Category: Fine Art and Painting

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  1. liz says:

    This is gorgeous, Lee. I love the snaking river, and the changes that you made to create more depth. A lovely visual journey.
    Have you watched the Christensen DVD yet?

  2. Tracy Brech says:

    Lee, I love the softness of it! Great job!

  3. Lee says:

    Thanks Liz. I did watch the Christensen DVD over the weekend. I liked it because it showed a lot of color mixing on the palette and his basic approach to plein air studies. You can tell he has a lot of experience outdoors because once the paint was down, there was very little correcting going on. I keep telling myself patience, practice and persistence!

    Thank you Tracy. I appreciate your encouragement!

  4. Rick says:

    Super well done, Lee. It’s beautiful! Love the posts on China as well. Hope you and Matt had a blast!

  5. Lee says:

    Thanks Rick! Hope the project is coming along well!

  6. Randy Saffle says:

    Very good job! Nice greens through out. My favorite part is how you handled the distant horizon and your water, sweet. I agree with the three “P’s” you named.

  7. Lee says:

    Thank you Randy. The water is fun to paint and the goal on the horizon was to get the essence of the great distance I was seeing. Hope you have fun when you come out to Colorado next month!

  8. mom & dad says:

    Very nice!!…. will you paint a pic of our boat on the lake near the beach??

  9. Lee says:

    Thanks! Sure. I plan to bring my pochade box when we come out to visit.