Saturday, February 7, 2009

155th Ave. Afternoon


"155th Ave Afternoon" - oil on board - 8x10 - © Marc R. Hanson '09

Yesterday was nice as, anyone here in the midwest knows. So I painted in the morning with my bud Kami, and then in the afternoon with my bud, Marc...(Me).

The morning was beautiful and both of us had good results. I'm sure that Kami will post hers on her website and blog within the next couple of days. The one that I painted in the morning won't be up until I take a better photo of it.

This one is from my afternoon painting. Just a muddy gravel road with melting snow and ice. The light throughout the day was what could be called 'creamy', due to the warming temps and moisture in the air. "Sublte" was the word for the day. I liked the patterns of shapes that the topography and vegetation formed, and the subtle color of this time of year. Thanks for looking in.

14 comments:

Frank Gardner said...

This has a nice feel to it Marc. Great color as always.
I like your description of the light as "creamy".

That road is a straight shot, but I still feel like it takes me a long while to get down to the end. Well done.

I'm heading north again and the plan this time is to paint a bit with the guys. Might be cold rain instead of snow, but you never know.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Your path has clearly defined areas that grab the eye along the way in this painting. I need to study this one!

Ben Bauer said...

thats the road I am always on!!!!!! I have done many paintings there, specially towards 15 or manning those cottonwoods and cows!!!!

B

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thanks Frank. I'm using a board primed with the pumice/acrylic primer concoction. In the cold conditions, when the paint is more like putty than paint, it helps with getting the stuff on the board where you want it. Cheap too! ;-)

Have a very good show and time up there. Safe trip.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Janelle... Thanks for looking in. A road is kind of like putting a duck floating in the middle of the composition... a little too obvious maybe? But... the color and way that it breaks the space is worth using, often.

Marc R. Hanson said...

That's My road Ben!!! :-) Okay, let's share. It's a GREAT, maybe the GREATEST road to paint on in the area. Wide, panoramic, picturesque, safe. Let's go!

Thanks...

Ed Terpening said...

Beautiful, subtle work.

Ben Bauer said...

in total agreeance!!!!!!

B

Kami Polzin said...

Okay Marc and Ben!
WHOOO'S road is it???! :) I would have to say that I'd share 'My road' with both of you!

Ben, you know those cows you paint? I worked with my Grandpa on the farm rounding them up, seriously. We used to have horse back races down on that washboard gravel. (can't believe it's still gravel)My Grandparent's farm was right down the road. Good memories.

You see all, we're a bit territorial around here! :) It's my RIVER too. . .and Marc's. . .and Ben's. .. . all in good fun of coarse!

Beautiful painting Marc! You did good painter!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thanks Ed.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Considering the next comment... your exclamation might not be wise Ben!!! ;-)

Marc R. Hanson said...

Rats Ben! We've been discovered.

Alas I must confess to not knowing about that road, or the river, the sky, the air, the snow, the parks, etc, etc, etc, if I hadn't picked up my copy of....

.... "PPP (Permissable Places to Paint) by Kami"....

It's a must have guide if you're going to sling paint in these here parts.

... Just don't go chasing any chickens!!! ;-)

You never know what that might get you. :-)

Marc R. Hanson said...

I'm kidding of course, and so is Kami. She shares her road with almost anyone. :-)

..."DucK".... What was that?... A #23 Signet or just a cow pie???

Solvay said...

Funny little exchange of territorial rights going on, here - perhaps someone needs to write up a treaty and create a reservation....
Anyway, I like remembering the light - it WAS creamy - great word - I agree with Frank! And, unlike today's muddy-murky light that gave everyone I know a stark headache from dawn to dusk.
I like it, is what I'm trying to say.
: )
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