Young Tree on the Pond
Study in Oil on Gessoed Board
I feel like I've been on a little vacation from blogging. Seems to happen every now and then. I think it's just part of the process of being an artist - Not that I'm not painting - just focusing more on the act of painting than showing...
And then I've actually been on vacation as well. First camping and then 2 wonderful weeks on the Cape. I got the chance to paint a little in between family and fun, 4th of July and impending hurricanes, and on this particular morning I actually did 3 little studies before everyone woke up. I was just steps from the house down by the pond. It was a greyish overcast morning, but the pond was delightfully still.
My first study seemed be-labored and I was fighting some bad habits of noodling - No likey!
In the second one below, I was determined to paint more loosely, focus on shapes and just have some hard edges define my center of interest. It was a lot more fun than the first one:-)
Edge of the Pond
Oil on gessoboard