Recently I’ve been working on letting myself go a bit—but my Catholic side brings me back in line and I do something very traditional. Not that I don’t enjoy well painted traditional views but perhaps I stand out a bit
more with my less normal work.
Summer Glory. This one was painted over two days last weekend at the Arts Center West on Woodstock Rd. The center is dedicated to the pottery not painting but I bring it to your attention because it’s an interesting area with a large meadow and isolated trees like this one that are hard to come by. The small shot to the right is Saturdays version but after a good look I decided to simplify it and took it back over Sunday morning to finish it. I repainted the foreground and removed the dog walker in the final above. I’ve painted here a few times but with the Summer season and all the heavy grasses it has a more romantic feel now and I’ll be back for some more views soon.
Yellow Vestibule. This is the third interior I’ve done plein air. Guess that’s a bit of a misnomer— but it’s a view of the entrance hall in my house in the afternoon. I repainted it twice to adjust the geometry that was off on the first pass. Things like that get the best of me—one should just put it down and go on to the next. I can at least say that this has very little studio work in it—I won’t say where I was sitting while painting.