Monday, October 15, 2007

Castro Ranch Rd.

Grazing Fields off Castro Ranch Rd. - 5"x7" Watercolor/Gouache on Clayboard

This shouldn't really count as an Early Bird painting, since it was done pretty late in the morning, but oh well! I wasn't planning on painting, but happened to have my painter's box with me when I saw this view I've driven past many times. Unfortunately, I had very little water to work with, so I had to make do with dirty brushes and barely any washes. The irony of it all is that it started raining as soon as I was done.

5 comments:

Scott Altmann said...

Oh man - you are killing me with these...
love it man.

dicet said...

my god Mike,
this might be one of my favorite of yours. you totally got the feeling of "a moment before rain." I actually love the dry brush effect too.

Julien alday said...

Wow Mike ! Maybe the lack of water wasn't a bad thing, according to the great quality of your picture. This one got an amazing mood .
Bravo, Mike ! :D
J.

Bruce said...

I agree with everything that was stated above and I can just about feel that rain coming in those clouds!

EDDE WAGNER said...

Veeeeery beautiful!....