Saturday, September 14, 2013

Battenkill: a deer floats down it. Day 1

60  F  cloudy

It's been almost two weeks since I went out painting,  I forgot how to paint (not really) .

This is Eagleville, in Salem, NY.  I think my 4th or 5th time, in basically the same place.  I wasn't exactly sure I wanted to re-do it,  but when I pulled over to check it out, the water was high and brown,  and moving swiftly, the clouds were thin, allowing a lot of filtered light, so there were some decent contrasts, and I think I was able to compose the scene better than a few of the previous paintings.

I was aching to get some paint going so I used my largest size panel, 16x20.

This is about 1 1/4 hrs. into it, I have the canvas covered, mostly, I actually used my pallet knife to spread lager areas, wanting to get the basics in.

NOTE: if you look in the river to the right of the panel, you may see a tiny deer head swimming down stream!

He actually seemed rather calm, letting the river do the work,  I hope he got out ok.

Here it is at the end of today's session, I had/have every intention on bringing it back, I don't think a lot of things have been worked out, but it's not a bad start.

Here is My Etsy shop, I just put 10 smallish mostly last year's paintings on it, I'll add more, but if you see one you like let me know and I'll put it up there.