Friday, February 18, 2011

BIG Painting - Keeping On, Keeping On

Large painting in process
5' x 4' oil on canvas

Back from a quick trip to Florida.  I drove down with my older daughter to take her and her horse to the Parelli Center, International Savvy Center, for a one month course.  Great trip, meeting many super people, and always giving me painting ideas while driving through an area unknown to me.

But, I digress!  When I returned home, and back to my weekly painting class, I also returned to my large painting.  It was good to have a week away from it, letting me see it with a new eye.  I was pleased with it, which is always a good thing!  I started working on the rocks in the background, and even got to move into the the water a little.  I decided to bring the water around the top.  It will be lit with bright, late evening light, hopefully giving the whole painting a warm glow.  As an aside, I went into Michael's and found they were having a 40% off canvases sale!  So, I have two more of these behemoths waiting to be given a tone.


Susan Roux said...

I really like where this is going. I hope you plan to preserve those wonderful foreground colors. they're just luscious!

amy collins said...

The colors in the rocks are amazing!

Colleen said...

Love this one!!!! I miss Maine!

Elaine Hurst said...

All the colors in the foreground stayed. I will post photos from a show that goes up tomorrow, with this painting in it. Colleen, I miss Maine too! That was such a fun time there. Any more artist residencies for you?