Sunday, April 4, 2010

Eucalyptus and Poppies

"Eucalyptus and Poppies"
5"X 7" Oil on panel
More fun with eucalyptus trees and adding poppies along a nice diagonal...not quite as steep as the last one I did a few paintings back. I actually love the sloping hillside a diagonal gives to a painting. A nice bit of tension and a welcome break from the flatlands. This was painted alla prima this morning using Lukas 1862 Paints...for those of you not familiar with the term "alla prima" it means to basically complete a painting from start to finish in one sitting.


  1. Hi Ron. I'm really enjoying your landscapes! Glad I found you again. Monica

  2. It's so good to hear from you Monica. We're old friends young lady! I just checked out your Blog and see that you are moving right along in landscapes....and I love your animal portraits. I'll have to go back there and read in depth!
    Thanks a bunch for following the Blog here Monica. Great to hear from you again too!!

  3. Someday I've got to come out there and paint Eucalyptus and Cottonwood trees. Another nice one, Ron.

  4. Thanks a bunch Ralph....maybe when you get that motorhome and start all of that snowbird stuff. No, anytime you're ready, just let me know...