Last weekend I spent most of my tim
e Saturday and Sunday painting over at the shoals on the Chattahoochee again. This is a quite and interesting place, even with very little in the way of color right now. In a month it aught to be spectacular. The snags have been snagging me. A few small islands on the east side of the river are close in and the water flows through the narrows at a pretty good pace catching old trees and whatever at the points. I’m setting up on the northeast side to take advantage of
the sun as it passes over and eventually back-lights the water with pretty spectacular results. Saturday I did a few one hour poses and then worked on a longer view of of them that features a big orange log caught at the mouth of the backwater. Sunday I went back and did another another across the river view and finished up the backwater painting. It’s very green but this photo is a bit saturated , so not as much as looks here. I think that’s about it for this
spot till we get some spring growth and then I’ll be back.
I occasionally do a still life and I grabbed the my wife’s valentine flowers for this one I call, Still Fresh. Just about and hour and I fused over it but in the end it came out interesting, especially for the color and perhaps the placement. I used the background of my studio floor and rug, abstracting it a bit at first just to organize it but as I went along I saw how it worked better 2D than 3D. I should do more like this in a controlled environment.