Monday, April 9, 2018

Colorado Waterfall Oil Painting

16x12 Oil on stretched canvas
Offered framed and ready-to-hang
Available at Etsy -click title
This is an oil painting of a waterfall at the Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. There are many  views such as this, located off of the trails. It is a beautiful area and I highly recommend staying at Estes Park for convenient access. If you're there to hike the Rockies or drive along the iconic Trail Ridge Road, you will want to have an early start, (around 6am) to avoid the crowds.
One concept to remember when painting realistic and impressionistic landscapes is that everything has multiple colors .... trees have various shades of green, brown, and yellow. Rocks are not merely brown or gray. I kept noticing rustic red and purplish tones in the rocks. And the water in a waterfall reflects the surrounding area, objects underneath it and within the shadows. As artists, we can exaggerate these natural colors. Perhaps you'll start seeing them the next time you're in the area :) 

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