Monday, August 30, 2010

Early Sunrise Thunderheads__sunrise, rain, storm clouds

Early Sunrise Thunderheads___6x8 oil study for "Passing America..." exhibit in 2011
Another one from my recent plains trip in Nebraska's Butler County...Check recent blog posts for some other was a brilliant morning to paint!
One thing I do when painting fast is that I use walnut oil as a medium to spread the paint quickly and also to clean my brushes on the road. If you look closely you can see some places where the oil dripped and carried the pigment with it. If I had seen this while painting it, I would have smoothed it out...I am GLAD I did not see it! The drips, to me, MAKE the painting!...artists sometimes call these things "happy accidents".

1 comment:

Stephanie Berry said...

Nice one--I like those drips too. I just learned about walnut oil this summer and like using it a lot.