Trying Something New

In theory (and for many artists, in practice), a plein air painting is just a study for a larger, more elaborate studio painting.

One of the paintings I did in Wytheville has really grown on me and it just sort of begged to be bigger. I also wasn’t entirely happy with the angle of the view and wanted to shift it a tad and I felt the trees in the background were just a tad bright and needed to be toned down some.

So, I have gone from this: A 9X12″ on a panel…


To this: a 16X20 on oiled primed canvas —


I also put some palette knife work into it, which I kind of like. These closeups show the brushwork and palette knife work a bit better.


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