Paul Keysar artist
Linville Falls - Classical Realism Plein Air Landscape Painting by Paul Keysar
Linville Falls
Oil on Board

"This painting of Linville Falls was done at the top
portion of the Falls. The longer part of the Falls
was behind me as I painted this at the overlook.
People were constantly coming by to look and to talk
—a challenge that plein air painters face. The key
there is to keep your answers short and story
focused on the task at hand.

The Falls are in a gorge, so the light was mostly
ambient, which made the background and foreground
trees look too close in value. When I returned to
the studio, I did a glaze of blue-green over the
background to make it push back. Other than that,
the painting was done completely on site."