Fine Creek Mill Hydrangeas, 12x16
I believe this is my fourth try at this. The first was a failed plein air, the other two were indecisive, muddy messes, that I couldn't really decide what it was that I wanted to focus on.
This version emphasizes the play of warm and cool light. It is far more accurate to what I felt than what I saw, so I believe it is more successful.
I've included two reference photos to give you a better idea of what the mill ruins at Fine Creek look like. It explains the odd lighting situation, as you can walls are missing and the roof is long gone.
Morning Fog, 12x16
This is an enlarged version of an earlier study, "Low Visibility". I liked the small version for it's mood and atmospheric qualities, but felt it was too polarized towards the edges.
What I really wanted to mess around with was making the tree trunks and branches appear and disappear to fit my design and create more balance within the picture plane.