Saturday, August 13, 2011

Early Summer Evening - Painting Again!

Oh Joy! I finally am feeling free to paint again!

"Summer Kentucky Pond"

8 x 10 Oil on canvas - Plein Air

I am so thankful for the privilege to apply paint to canvas!

Monday evening I dropped everything and said to myself, "I've GOT to PAINT!"

I was a little afraid I could not do it, and sent up a quick prayer for help. A little over an hour later (and after being severly bitten up (what? no bug spray???? how could i forget that??) this is the resulting painting. Not great, but a start. No touch up, just strictly plein air.

I loved the old fence and neglected grapevines growing on the right, the path back through to the pond, and the lowering sun casting early evening shadows.

(As a side note; I found that the little trays the grocery stores have canned goods setting in , are perfect for carrying my paintings home . I put it in a smaller tray and cover with an upsidedown larger one in the back of my Trail Blazer.)

Bug bites and all, I am thankful to the Lord for allowing me time to try to express some of His beautiful creation on canvas!