18x24 Oil on stretched canvas
This weekend I found myself a bit frustrated with painting small. I'm seeing a lot of copying going on in the sites I follow- even my stuff. Painting small is fun and quick and rally challenging in a lot of ways. You have to get your values right. Your subject is usually simple. You use less paint, so it is economical. There is less risk- which is good. I like painting small. But yesterday I felt I needed a challenge- to throw a lot of paint around- to work larger -to stretch my unused muscles a bit. So I picked a photo from my fall strolls through nearby parks. I liked the verticles of this one and the way the light caught pieces of the trees. I like the result. Very gratifying.