Channeling my Maynard Dixon????
This colorful painting may seem like I have turned my back on John Poon's teaching...nope...but did focus on the blue violet of the distand cliffs. While the painting does rely more on chroma than my most recent works, I felt it needed the intensity to capture this part of the desert. However, since studying with John Poon I am particularly conscious of the blue violet distant hills, mountains or cliffs. In fact, being a painter sort of takes some of the relaxing pleasure of just a long drive...one is always looking at value, hue, chroma, light, etc. Well, that is just another pleasure, I guess. (I am going to go back and adjust some of that horizontal in the background, tomorrow...and work on some mid-hi-light colors int he cliffs....