Helludalur, oil on linen, 35 x 70cm

Helludalur, oil on linen, 35 x 70cm

 

Helludalur is in the south of Iceland right next to Geysir. This winding river path runs through the valley and joins a larger river. I love painting subjects like this one. The path easily takes you into the painting and leads you into the distance. This painting is done from a much smaller plein air sketch. I was thinking about how I could make the larger painting more interesting, and the way I approached it was to create a lot of variation. Variation in brushstrokes, color temperature and in values. I think the outcome is satisfying.