Posting just for fun...A few weekends ago I found a scene I wanted to paint, but liked it best as I saw it from my kitchen window. "On the ground" didn't give me the right perspective, so I set a ladder against the shed in the driveway and boosted everything to the top! It was a bit blustery and the light changed ever so fast (it was about 4 or 5 pm). Not posting the painting because I am not that pleased with it (after all that) but enjoyed the "journey" anyway!
Last weekend's painting. I spent two different days "chasing the shadows" as the sun moved up and around. It was strong light and I began about 9 a.m. facing almost due east. This is an acrylic on canvas board (9.5 x 14) titled "Dad's Perfect Yard".
No excuses...but life got in the way...Recently, I have been able to push the other thing aside and paint. This painting happened as I went out on Father's Day morning to check on the haybales across the lane, but turned - uninspired - and walked down the driveway. That's where I saw the scene that called to be painted. I loved the strong light and shadow. I grabbed a canvas and some paints and plopped them on the hood of a car as a make-shift work area. This is an 8 x 10 acrylic on canvas entitled "Summer Fields".