Sunday, March 14, 2010

High Desert Adobe

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High Desert Adobe   9x12  Oils on canvas panel

I made a watercolor painting (a sad thing) and liked the subject better than the watercolor painting.  So I made a painting with oil - in my comfort zone.

It needs "something" but I'm not sure what. I'll put it aside and the "fix" will come to me - I hope.

 March 17, 2010 Update

I stared at the "original" painting and came to the conclusion that the roof was crooked in relation to the building - so I fixed the roof! I also darkened the building shadows and glazed the distant mountains & any shadow with Cerulean Blue.  I'll keep this!


  1. I like it very much, you should take it to art show. Wonderful landscape. Very airy, feeling of the spring is here.

  2. Thanks, Irina. I did decide that the top of the roof is crooked compared to the bottom of the house. Does it matter? It's going to bother me; so YES, it matters.

    I must have been standing crooked! :-)

    Ken B.

  3. The small fix made a big difference. Wonderful work!

  4. Hi Liz! It's really good to hear from you again! :-) Thank you for your note(s) - here & FB. LizP, Carolina & Irina (bloggers all) have been gently guiding me to "the dark side"! :-) I seem to not be able to get dark darks. Critiquing is helping me and it makes my time painting more "interesting".

    I hope you won't be a stranger.
    Ken B.


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