"The Elevator at Bellaire - After a Snow"
9" x 12"
oil on Raymar canvasboard
(click on photo to see a larger version)
OK, I have to be honest. This canvas was sitting on a shelf - I had started to paint it about a year ago in acrylic. It was 'way colorful'..I had tried to make the sky with clouds - but HERE most days are cloudless...the bright sun shone across that terraced wheat field...and I didn't have it! So... I canned it.
Landscapes are a challenge to me, always have been.
I had many of the lines wrong..and the perspective was wonko.
The photo I took was from the crossing highway. The road goes a little down and hill and then back up again.
I completely painted over it with oil today having to change so much of it that I had done. I like the way it turned out.
It has taken me a year to get it right in my head but it works for ME now!
I know this grain elevator - oh so well - it is about a mile or so from me, used to work there part-time -
'til I broke my ankle.