Saturday, August 27, 2011

Landscape Workshop Last Hurrah

Heber Valley Vista- 6" x 8" Oil by Greg Newbold

As I mentioned in my previous landscape workshop post, I left the workshop just a bit early to try to find one last location that interested me. I could have stayed and had another go at Deer Creek and the surrounding vistas, but I was itching for something with more trees. I drove home through Midway, Utah and stopped at this spot overlooking the Heber Valley.


I had just over an hour to bang out this little 6" x 8" study. Of all the pieces I painted at the workshop, this one may be my favorite. It seemed to come together quickly (I didn't exactly have a choice since I had a commitment at home that I need to attend), but Things seemed to fall in place and the paint was flowing. I think it has the feel of a larger painting, so I think this one may make it's way onto a bigger panel someday.

8 comments:

zillustration said...

gorgeous piece. i need to crack open the french easel and get outside!

jeffdinardo said...

This is my favorite scene so far.

Mike Blake / Monisawa said...

What would you say the core ABSOLUTELY necessary colors are when painting outside?

I have a hard time getting vibrant natural colors...
thanks.

Greg Newbold said...

Blake, I think that's a good question. I'll do post on that subject rather than get long winded here.

Greg Newbold said...

I meant Mike

Mike Blake / Monisawa said...

Wonderful! I shall look forward to it!

Will Terry said...

Wow - nice composition and color - I'll bet if you started showing these this one would go quickly.

Greg Newbold said...

Thanks Will- that's the plan. I need a few more in order to have enough for a show though. In the meantime, I keep painting.