Friday, July 24, 2009

In the Clearing




Oil
24"x18"

I had started this painting several weeks ago and had a good start, but didn't finish. I went on to some other paintings and worked a little more on this, but felt like I was just adding segments and before long, the work was too tight and the overall color was not what I had intended. This morning I came into the studio with a fresh look and approach. I mixed bigger pools of paint and several greys with the intention of liberal brush work. I painted over the entire canvas in 4 hours and stopped. I like the end result...it is not fussy, very direct and the color pulls together in an impressionistic style.