Happy Valley Road

Happy valley Road

One of Carolyn’s new paintings for the show called Happy Valley Road.

Last September I took a drive down Happy Valley Road on one of those lingering days of summer when the sunlight and shadows, hot air and cold spots are about equal.  I liked the gentle curve of the road and the shadows draping over it, with the car ready to roll through.  All those  poles were a bit daunting from a painter’s perspective, so I just didn’t put them in until necessary.  After all, they are just lines 🙂  It’s a good effect: the eye follows the poles in from the right, around the left and out the right again on the road.  I was really happy with this painting in the show because it is in a spot that brings out the warm light (much better than this photo does).

Can you smell the asphalt?


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