Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Grand Pine

There were plenty of places to capture my attention while visiting New Hampshire in August and Lake Massabesic has always been one of my favorite places for landscapes. Grand old pines are abundant there and appear in several of my earlier paintings.

Grand Pine, 5 x 7 in, Oil on canvas panel

Having been away from my easel for three days had a surprising effect on my painting. I never realized how missing a day or two can break the flow of progress. The little, seemingly insignificant things learned in one painting need to be practiced in the next several paintings to become second nature. Although my goal is to paint every day, I can't always predict when my employer will call on me for extra help.