Monday, November 3, 2014

Hopper and Haley

This afternoon's weather was perfect for November.  I went to Haley Farm at the end of Hopper Road, where several hiking trails start.  While painting in the field, a friend who had been hiking came by, saying, I was wondering if it was you.  Have you ever done the tree-lined path leading to the trails?  No, but I've thought about it.  Well, here's a first painting of the tree-lined path.  The Hopper view is a 9x12 oil on panel, while the path is an 8x10 pastel.  Weather permitting, I'll be there again tomorrow.

It was pretty windy while I was painting.  Dropping a wet painting facedown onto the grass produces interesting results.  I won't scrape off the small debris until the paint dries.


Donna T said...

Hi Bob - those are both gorgeous paintings! I'll try to remember your tip about dropping the paintings face down to give them a sense of connection to the area. (I'm sure the extra texture won't hurt!)

Bob Lafond said...

Donna, That's funny! I didn't realize it sounded intentional. Believe me, I was aghast when I dropped the painting face down. Next time I might try it at an earlier stage instead of when I think it's completed.