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16×20″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
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Below is the painting in its initial form, as it came home from my plein air expedition. I was always bothered by that large piling so close to the center of the painting. Adjusting the composition, in this case, was very simple. By enlarging the piling to the right, I was able to remove that focal point in the center, rebalancing the painting. I think it works very well now! Below is the original, so that you can compare. Color and value differences that you see are due to the paintings being adjusted on different computers. (That gives you an indication of how different paintings can look from one computer to another, depending on our monitors and settings.)


This was painted on location in Cold Spring, New York, facing Storm King Mountain. I paint all over the Hudson River Valley, and the Hudson Highlands region certainly rates as one of the most dramatic along the river. I had to wait a long time for the clouds to break before they struck the mountain, but once the sun broke through it was quite spectacular.

For those who like to see some of the process, here is a photo of the Quinacridone Gold underpainting that I did for this one:


One Response to “Gateway to Storm King Mountain”

my name is Milan. I live in eastern Serbia, in small town Knjazevac. I’m painter too. I use some of Liquitex tubes, some of Italian Brerra (Maimeri) Acrylics and some of Louvre Acrylics. My underpainting is mixture of low-priced and pure pigments and water solution of Acryl Mediums. I paint on Mediapan boards, Wood or Canvas. I dont have Website.
Your Paintings are Nature Gold of Wildernes. The Best:
Spring Buds oil landscape painting, Oak Tree in Late Spring 24×36? oil painting, Olana Afternoon, The Little Island en plein air, Poker Games No. 3—Four of a Kind, Poker Games No. 1—Two Pairs, Canoing Through the Marsh on the Hudson River, Fall Morning in Cold Spring on the Hudson River and demo, Sunrise Glow, Watercolor Sketch — Sunset at North Lake, Backyard Sunset, Kerri, oil sketch from life, Old Truck on the Farm, Susan in Watercolor, Study in Whites, Olana Barn at Noon, Red Tree at Peach Lake, Red Barn by the Stream, Sailing by the Palisades, Majestic Morning No. 3—Path to the Sunrise, Palisades in Morning Light, Backlit Kerri, on Linen, Soft Morning Light, Kerri on Linen, Three Evergreens at Ward Pound Ridge en plein air.
Good Wish.

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