Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thunderous Roar

This painting came about from a day last spring with my friend Bonnie.


Donna T said...

Wow, Donna! Not only can I hear the roar but I can feel the mist! Did you do any kind of plein air sketch for this one in addition to a photo reference? The last painting you posted was a stunner too!

Donna Van Tuyl said...

Hi Donna T. Wow back to you. Such a wonderful comment on this painting. I am most grateful.

Yes, we did paint here and the first painting was a failure. I came home and tried again, and again I failed. I guess third time is a charm, as I am pleased with this one. Sometimes it takes awhile to figure out how to get where you hope to go.

While working on the first two attempts I felt like I was “wrestling with alligators”. To understand this comment, go to Steven Pressfields blog, the link can be found on the right.