|My reference photo of Poinsett Bridge taken in Oct '12|
Some of you may remember that I painted a landscape of Poinsett Bridge earlier this year. ( see http://ccampbellsfineart.blogspot.com/2013/04/poinsett-bridge-4-13.html). The photo above is the way the site looked on the day we visited it. It was a rainy day, and as you can see, while the local color was spectacular, it was definitely on the cool side of the palette.
|My first painting of Poinsett Bridge complete in April of '13|
While I took some artistic license with arrangement of the vegetation, my original painting of Poinsett Bridge held true to the colors I had seen. As nice as the painting was, I just didn't feel attracted to all the cool colors. So I decided to take a second stab at it.
|A second painting of Poinsett Bridge completed Sept '13|
This one retains most of the original paintings composition, but uses a warmer palette. I'm much happier with this version . I guess it all comes down to personal taste. Mine runs to the warm colors, so even when I paint a lovely cool colored painting, I am never thrilled with it.
Which do you prefer?