Friday, June 5, 2015

Groaning and Grasping

One of the hardest lessons to learn when painting outdoors comes when one realizes that the afternoon's (or the morning's or the day's) efforts are not good, and wiping away the painting is necessary to use the panel again.  You might ask why I didn't wipe away this one, which is this morning's effort with overcast skies.  Without the sun the scene was essentially static, and flat.  I was trying to do something with green besides groaning and grasping.  I should write in addition to 'groaning and grasping.'  It's a 9x12 oil on panel of the view from Haley Farm looking down Hopper Road.  Compared to this tractors are fun.

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