Brushy Creek on New Year's Day
I've been painting alot of botanicals, so thought I'd change it up a bit to some landscape and water. I needed one more water piece for the show in June. There is a place I run called Brushy Creek. On New Year's Day, I snapped this photo when I hit the 4 mile mark (where I turned around to go back). Getting to this place was my goal as I had been there before and painted it before (see my website http://annalisaleal.com/pastel.html under Landscapes.... - Brushy Creek at 4 mile).
|Brushy Creek on New Year's Day 2014|
Here is the progression of my work on this piece - including the study.
I'd like to hear your opinions. Feel free to comment on which version you like best of the last two. Enjoy and if you do like what you see, PLEASE, share my post with your friends.
|Study on Art Spectrum ColourFix Paper|
started 12 x 9 but I cropped to 9 x 9
|Underpainting Pastel/Alcohol - UArt 500 Paper|
18 x 12
|Working Top down with Sky|
|Adding Oak and Cedars and some Grass|
|Finishing Trees start |
Grasses at Waters Edge
Okay - I'd like to hear your thoughts and opinions.
Which version do you like of the two below?
To Crop or not to Crop - that is the question
Cropped at Bottom
15 x 12
Or...do you prefer longer and narrow?
16 x 9