19 April 2009
Santa Rosa Plateau.
This is what i ended up after my hour 1/2 hike in the Santa Rosa Plateau. I'll probably retouch the branches a bit and clean the color of the tree. I tried to be as accurate with color as possible which somehow tends to dim colors and muddy them a bit. I think accuracy should not be the goal in the final result but it helps to have the tonal scale correct. These kinds of landscapes are much less forgiving than urban scenes in that sense.
So that was a long trip to paint. This other pices is what I see right across from my house. I made the neighbor move one of his cars because I wanted the blue VW . I hope he didn't mind ;)