"Autumn's Wake" 30x40" Oil
So much painting has been going on in my studio, but not much time to post about it all as I'm prepping for two shows in a matter of days. This one piece in particular I felt was worth sharing as I took care to take process pictures along the way. It was inspired by a plein air piece I painted last October on a beautiful day on Sauvie Island, OR. (my favorite place to paint). The geese were everywhere and the colors were soft and dreamy.
Starting out with an underpainting of transparent earth red, I work the values into the underpainting.
I tend to work the farthest distance areas first so that they are
layered behind all the subsequent brushstrokes. The sky takes shape.
Working in the trees and some of the foreground grasses.
I can't wait to work the water in this piece. One of my favorite parts is the
reflections and relationships water has with the sky and shore.
All done! This piece will be unveiled at Caswell Gallery in Troutdale on Friday, February 7th.