Guadalupe “River Elegance” oil painting

In my last post I showed a small plein air painting that I did along the Guadalupe River in central Texas. I utilize a plein air painting as a point of reference for the colors that I saw. Then I use photography to capture details. My goal is not to copy the study verbatim but to use it as a guide in developing a studio painting and using some artistic license with the composition, such as adding a larger boulder and taking out the rather distracting broken limb that looks like a backward letter “C,” that was shown in the study.

Realistic oil painting along the Guadalupe River by William Hagerman

River Elegance 24×30 oil Sold at NanEtte Richardson Fine Art San Antonio, TX

5 thoughts on “Guadalupe “River Elegance” oil painting

  1. Mary Robinson

    Love the bright colors and light contrasts on River Elegance! It is a remarkable painting!

    Favorite of your new series of paintings is Compliments of Spring.

    1. whartist Post author

      Thank you Mary. It was a beautiful afternoon when I saw the scene and I feel I captured the essence of the wonderful light hitting on the trees. Glad you liked it.

    1. whartist Post author

      Donna, I’m glad the page cleared up and you could read the posts. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work. I hope you benefited from the eBook you purchased sometime back. I thought I recognized your email address and sure enough it was you! In a short time I will be having a special showing of small 9×12 art works at Folger Gallery here in Midland, TX May 15, 2014. I’m working on a web page for that show. So far I have 10 works. I’ll be posting about that soon, so check back soon. I’ll also probably send you an email so you can take a look at all the new paintings. Thanks again!

  2. Donna

    I love your paintings. I can’t read the blog. The background is to dark and the lettering barely shows up. I’d love to be able to read it. But the paintings are breath taking……


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