Gentle Falls

18 x 24 acrylic on canvas.

This one has been on my easel for a long time. You may remember the small quick study I did of this version.

I focused on the color - pushing the tones to be more rich and chromatic.
I abstracted the shapes as well to try to downplay those and have the color be the bigger story.

I created a focal area by adding sunlight to some areas of the falls, and leaving others in shadow.

If anyone has any questions on this or any of paintings - how I painted it, what colors I used, etc. - please feel free to ask!

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Comment by Philippe JOLLIVET on February 4, 2017 at 10:52am

Hi Karen! It's always a great pleasure for me to explore your paintings. I'm impressed by your chromatism. Such subtle shades of greens and blues.

Comment by Ian Greig on February 1, 2017 at 10:47am

Very nice Karen the rocks and the water colour are so alive. I am getting better at picking the VP following your guidelines.Great.

Comment by Ian Greig on February 1, 2017 at 10:43am

Comment by Deborah Alavosius on January 31, 2017 at 6:14pm

This is beautiful Karen.  The color of the water is lovely and the brush strokes to create the foliage...perfection.

Comment by Sarah Irland on January 30, 2017 at 7:17am

Beautiful, beautiful, Karen. I love the colors - the purple in the sand the green and aqua in the water,the purple on the rocks and all the beautiful green foliage. Love the light on the falls!

Comment by Karen Janusz on January 29, 2017 at 1:09pm

Beautiful as always!

Comment by Karen Ilari on January 29, 2017 at 9:29am

Thank you Mary :)

Comment by Mary on January 29, 2017 at 9:28am

Hi Karen:  Purples and greens; my favorites.  Beautiful as always and thanks for sharing/teaching how you created your focal!

Comment by Wenda Spooner on January 28, 2017 at 3:55pm

i love the falls being half in sun and half in shade :)

Comment by Karen Ilari on January 28, 2017 at 3:49pm

Thanks Wenda -

Yes, I did use my normal palette :)

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