Fall on the River
This is a painting I did in a class I was taking from Roger Dale Brown earlier this year. Roger is a nationally and internationally known artist--is a member of the Oil Painters of America and published in several magazines. It was a privilege to study with him. This was done from one of his photos that he had taken in his hometown of Franklin, Tennessee. It was taken at the beginning of fall so there were still quite a bit of green in the trees.
The Rock on the Chestatee River
This painting was done in the same class except that it was painted on location "en plein aire". Painting on location is a bit more challenging as you have so much information in front of you and you have to condense it down to an 8x10 or whatever size canvas you working on. Roger did a demonstration first and focused on the huge rock that was in the river. I chose to do the same painting as my purpose in taking the class was to learn his technique and apply it while I had the opportunity to ask for advice from him. I've painted this section of the river about a half dozen times and hope to paint it again in the future. Such a beautiful location.
Have a great weekend!