Wednesday, January 9, 2008

"Valley View"


"Valley View", 8" x 16" oil on linen, 2008
$930. Framed, Available at Galeria Gardner

This is the second small painting in this series that I talked about in my last post " Into the Valley".
In this one I wanted a broader view of the valley and mountains beyond. To force myself to work quickly and deliberately, I gave myself a limited amount of time to complete the painting. Details were kept to a minimum. I worked for about two hours before it was time to go get Erin from school. That was my time limit.
In the afternoon, I returned to the studio with a fresh eye and pulled a few things together for about another half hour or so.



"Valley View" detail

6 comments:

FCP said...

I really like how you handle the 8x16 format, Frank, and how the eye travels into the valley and back again. The brush strokes are fresh, and the sense of depth is lovely; you really used that 2 hours well...

Ambera said...

I'm always amazed by how you can make a splotch of paint look exactly like a cow/goat/horse. Shows how skilled you are!

Frank Gardner said...

Thank you Faye. It WAS time well spent.

Frank Gardner said...

It's all just splotches Ambera. Shapes and colors.

Barbie Bud said...

This is really nice Frank. All the brush strokes I see in the foreground make it very interesting. Beautiful country where you live, lucky you. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate your comments. Barb

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Barb.