Sunday, June 7, 2015

Day 5 : An Oil a Day 30 Day Challenge . . .

Day 5
What did I learn today?
That it's okay to wipe off a painting and start over, once, twice, and three times.
What I was working on was a fading gravel road with a gold and green field.
Another distant horizon.
But it was all wrong. Color wrong. Grass wrong. Gravel wrong.
I wiped it off and went back to what I knew to work and maybe that's the key.
In my metalworking, when I try to hard to get detailed and intricate, I miss the mark.
But when I let my design go broad and expansive, I hit it almost every time.
So here you have another little painting of the expansive Nebraska grassland.
A big farm with two silos that is dwarfed by the vastness of sky.

Detail : Oil on canvas

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