Monday, July 27, 2009

LIFE ON A GRAND SCALE


Sorry about the bad photo. Lots of glare today on my photographing wall.

Today I join the plein air painters who are painting in Mt. Tabor Park. I meet someone who is painting trees, and several people who are headed up to the top of the hill. I walk around, trying to decide what would best represent this large and varied park.

The thing I notice most is the trees: huge old Douglas-fir towering above substantial big-leaf maples. They feel aged, wise, strong, and almost impossible to represent in full. How can you show this giant on a canvas? It seems silly to put a little person in just for scale. I choose a 2 x 1 proportion canvas, and make a stab at the grandeur.

2 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

Hi Karen...I hope that you will send Shawn Demarest a jpg of this for the promotion. You have to do it today!
This is beauuutiful!

Karen E. Lewis said...

Done!