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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January 10 -30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

Today is the 10th day of Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge 2017

Tall Pines, Little Cabin
by Judith F Lochbrunner
mixed media on paper
6 x 6 inches

This work also began with an underpainting using the Art Graf pigment (complete details on Jan 8 blog).  Much of the red and yellow glow is from this first layer.  

I found a reference in my photo library of a cabin we visited one November afternoon in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.  Southern forests still have a bit of color left even as late as Thanksgiving.  

 The landscape challenge was painting pine trees.   This photo also provided an opportunity to play with the light.  The cabin is similar in value to the lower shadowed woods so it does not command attention.  However the peak of the roof directs the viewer's eyes toward the largest area of red and yellow-greens behind the pines which is the focus of this work.

Thank you for checking the blog today.  
I appreciate your support during this 30 day painting challenge.  


  1. Such a welcoming scene, wonderful! Love the colors and light in the trees, and also the light on the hill. :)

  2. This litttle painting is very different but I enjoyed it. Thank you for your kind comments.