Monday, February 5, 2007

Hillside.


Same hillside from the same spot but in winter and in the afternoon.
18x24 Watercolor.1997.

10 comments:

Ben Mauro said...

nice studies! seems like the bottom one is winter and the top one is summer. crazy.

what time of day did you paint these?

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Well Ben,
Here in southern California we don't get much rain in summer, so by August, the summer hill is quite yellow and dry as a bone. This one was painted in the morning.
The rain usually comes in winter and so by February the winter hill is green and lush in the late afternoon light.
Cheers.

Ben Mauro said...

thanks for the insight. makes sense. sorry, i am pretty new to southern California, i haven't gotten into the rhythms of the seasons quite yet.

really enjoy both of them.

Luc Desmarchelier said...

It takes a while to notice a rythm at all, particularly in a year like this one. Glad you enjoy.
Cheers.

shellywan said...

Beautiful pieces~
Glad i found your blog.

sw

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Thanks Shelly,
Yours is not bad either.
Cheers.

limbolo said...

I remember this view from your place in Coldwater Canyon.
Warm memories..
Bonne soiree, Luc.

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Sharp memory, Neil... That was ten years ago!
Cheers.

lotusgreen said...

this is quite lovely

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Thank you, Lotusgreen.
Cheers.