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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wet Paint

Untitled, 12x24 on board
In an effort to feel like I am accomplishing something I switched to a smaller size and to force myself into having to apply more paint, I chose a plain birch board. Since an unprimed board absorbs the oil in the paint, it means I must paint thickly, which is not my preferred method. I opted for this simple scene that I shot a few years ago on the road between Laramie and Cheyenne. It went quickly despite the fact that I had to apply one dab of paint at a time and I could not scrub my brush to cover large areas. Gives a good  impression of a hot late summer afternoon me thinks.
This painting is in need of a name if anyone is so inclined.


Anonymous said...

this is a really complex piece to be painting in a small format with thick paint strokes. You handled it very well! It is a lively piece and not at all too blocky. You managed to paint in a lot of tone and light play. You make it look too easy!! I have never been to Cheyenne, but this makes me want to go. thank you for sharing this piece with us.
love and blessings,
linda B.

Aloha Sistah said...

"Till the Cows Come Home"

victoriasart said...

Thanks, Aloha sistah. I like it.