Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's day: an outing and a little paint.

75  F  clouds & muggy
Our family went to the Clark Art Museum in Williamstown, Ma. There was a Van Gogh show in the new building and of course the permanent collection, always good to see.  After we went to a beer garden and then ice cream on the way home, there even was time to paint on this the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.

#550 Hoosic River @ Buskirk's Bridge.



The bridge and the river automatically create a dynamic composition, and I had some nice contrasting light and dark tones.

Some darks and middle tones.

On the water, dark on light, and light on dark.

I was loosing my light and didn't want to chase it.

OK so I lied a bit, and I paid for it. The bright light on the anchorage was awesome and I wanted that in, but I lost it very early in the painting, so I had to make it up. and ultimately the painting was not anywhere near this, that's what happens.....

The "Money Shot"

My Spot.

This is Friday's painting, I had forgotten my camera that day.

#549  Duel Hollow Rd.



These are just painted frames I bought unfinished over the internet, they're cheap, but I think they'll do, so will send some of them out soon.

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