Friday, May 19, 2017

A Sadness in the Sun

This time, a 9x12 oil on panel of a couple more willow trees at the pond, which I painted yesterday morning.   In Ross King's book on Monet's water lilies, Mad Enchantment, he writes how willows signify loss and sadness and how that sadness is part of Monet's late paintings.  On a brilliant morning when the sun illuminates the willow trunks, it's hard to think of sadness...

With this painting, I tried something that had not occurred to me before: paint without using a medium.  It worked out well, and I think that it makes it easier to layer paint.

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