Return to The Gut
My thanks go out to Ron Morrisson of Courtney BC, who gave me a boost so I could see over the heads of those in front of me to watch the parade go by. Ron advised me to work on developing a personal pallet and to avoid using manufactured greens, to enhance my pictures with greater warmth. Wise words from a great painter!
This painting was done in May of 2008, after a hard winter. I had the pleasure of going to The Gut, with my daughter Karina, when the water was surging through in the spring run off. This picture is a much tamed version of what we saw. I have repainted versions of this scene a half dozen times to improve my techniques. Although I am partial to the results, I have long since learned that there can be a big gap between what I value in my works and what others like.