from the edge of the prairie . . .
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Commission work . . . updated
Overlooking the Missouri River in northeast Nebraska
looking north into South Dakota
oil on canvas
The client wanted a little more river, a little softer cloud shapes,
and dividing the fields with a few roads.
I do like the clouds and the fields and all turned out well.
Next - dry and varnish and it's off to its forever home!
Friday, May 12, 2017
And this . . .
This painting of the barn started life as a flat, lifeless painting.
I'm not sure yet if this is much of an improvement
but it is showing more life than before.
I used a palette knife to apply pure white paint to the roof
and ended up with a brightness that gives it a
I like that.
May be more to play with but it's got a bit more action to it at least.
8x8 oil on canvas
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
When the day just seems to be slipping away . . .
Take an hour and paint something.