Wednesday, July 28, 2010

'On The Bitteroot'

We're back from Door County with lots of paintings to show but there have been a couple of pressing items to take care of first before I get into the editing of the photos of Door County paintings. Soon...

Here's one of the pressing items. I had to get this piece done to send to Wally Grewe in Hamilton, MT for his show 'Fall Classics' at his Ponderosa Art Gallery. It is a pastel done from an oil field study painted while at the OPA National Show in Missoula, MT in 2008.


'On The Bitteroot' - pastel - 11x14 © Marc R. Hanson'10

20 comments:

Nicole MacP said...

Lovely and intriguing image!

Double "D" said...

Beautiful rich color and depth.
Your finishing touches are always masterful.
I find this painting to be one of the
best I've seen in some time.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Nicole. It was an intriguing and rich place to paint. I'm glad that I had the need to explore it again for this show.

Thanks Dennis. That is very, very nice...I appreciate it.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Marc!.... It's always a pleasure to see your work... and no matter the medium one can always count on an immpeccable design... smack on values and rich colour!

This pastel has all of the above in it... and you create such a real depth of space with your control of vales as they recede!

Beautiful piece Marc!
Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

Dalibor Dejanovic said...

Nicely done! I like the way you contrasted that setting sun against dark foliage making it appear even more brighter.

Deb Townsend said...

Just stumbled into your blog and what a treat! This is just gorgeous.

Kan Muftic said...

I just stared at it for five minutes.. One of the most beautiful landscape paintings I've ever seen.

black bear cabin said...

beautiful...love the colors!

Anonymous said...

Love the play of light across the trees..

Donna T said...

Beautiful pastel, Marc! It's always great to see what you do with those sticks of color.

jppepper said...

You have left me with the glow of that sun and richness of the colors.... very nice values. Very enjoyable. Wish I were there!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Hi Bruce... Thank you. I appreciate your always thoughtful comments. Best to you as well...

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Dalibor. I had to use my 'artistic license' on that one. The actual day I sketched it was a pretty drab gray day with just a hint of that sun. Just as you mentioned, I pumped it up a little for a more dramatic effect. Glad you like it.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Hi Deb. Glad to meet you here and happy that you were stumbling around. I am normally more active on this blog but have been away so much since about early May that my time here has been limited. Hope to change that as Autumn rolls into Fall and Winter.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Kan I am very flattered... Thank you.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thanks Black Bear Cabin... That's an interesting name!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Anonymous... Thank you. :)

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thanks Donna. I appreciate your frequent visits here.

Marc R. Hanson said...

JP... I'm happy that it has done that for you. Thank you for your comments.

Curtis Verdun said...

Marc, reall nice work. The various falls color are all represented here for a very interesting effect. Well done!