Monday, November 2, 2015

Wildflowers Along the River

I see this painting as a study as I was pulled away while painting it and couldn't return for several days. By then I feel like I changed direction without intention - reaffirming the importance of finishing my small artwork on the same day, alla prima.

There's a totally different approach I have for larger paintings which includes getting far more detailed and spending more time. The joy and the challenge for me during these small paintings is to eliminate the minutia and see my scenes as shapes and forms, colors and value. I'd like to paint this scene again sometime down the road!
Wildflowers Along the River, 6 x 6 in, Oil on panel