Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Camp Washington Carver

Camp Washington Carver
Copyright 2014 Addie Hirschten
Oil on Canvas
16' x 20"

I created this painting on site at Camp Washington Carver in West Virginia while attending the Clifftop Music Festival this year.  It was a hot day... one section of this hill hadn't been mowed so it was rich with tall grasses and wildflowers.  The small pond at the right was dark muddy purple and tucked between the trees.  Bugs bit at my ankles the whole time I painted this but it was worth it to capture this scene!  I took a photo of the scene as well and it was amazing to see how much more color variation I could see on site than in the photo.  This is why, if you can, painting on site creates a richer painting.  You can smell the wind and feel the heat!  Summer.

"It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong."
-John Cheever

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