Finally I am posting one of my new paintings.
Apple Harvest Afternoon 22x28
oil on canvas
I have been working on this painting forever it seems.
I snapped a picture on the tree line, while waiting in the long line of traffic after the Apple Harvest festival in Arendstville, PA. I liked the quality of the afternoon light. I wished I could paint on sight, but knew that would be impossible. Afternoon light is so fleeting. I wish I could be like Monet. Monet had several canvasses lined up. He painted on each one at the same time every day. Oh well, I am not Monet. I have a day time job. I also have a digital camera.
I started this painting using only a palette knife. There are layers and layers upon layers of paint.
The sky gave me fits. I started with palette knife, but it looked too busy. I came in and used a brush in the end to make it softer.
Then we got all this snow. The paint wouldn't dry. I tried to frame it and smeared it. I had to touch up the sky again.
A love/hate relationship with this painting.
I have a couple of others that are at my March solo show. The show is in a little coffeehouse. They play live music. It is a small room in an old Victorian house. It is a non-profit organization that offers art and music lessons to children. It is not very glamourous, but it is a show.