Near Otter Cliffs

 

August, Near Otter Cliffs, 16 x 20 inches, oil on linen

August, Near Otter Cliffs, 16 x 20 inches, oil on linen

 

I’ve been working on this view for a (very) long time. Several times I felt close, only to lose my train of thought and have the painting slip away. Interesting.

I’ve been re-thinking carious aspects of my work habit. It’s been very helpful in streamlining and making my painting process more directed.

 

 

 

Painting from drawing study:

Working from ad drawing

Working from ad drawing

I’m interested in making paintings based on drawings done on-site, from direct observation. I’ve been looking at Rockwell and Leyendecker, thinking about their methods for using drawing to provide strong, clear structure to the final painting.