Monday, December 17, 2007
WIP...40"x 50" Winter Tree & Ruffed Grouse Oil Painting
I took a smaller 8"x 10" painting of this tree (archived
in December 2006 of this blogspot)...and decided to do
a much larger canvas. I made the stretcher frames from
2"x 4"s cut diagonally lengthwise.
I incorporated a reddish-orange undertone to cause what
Edgar Payne called, "color vibration" which he said all good
paintings require. It is an energy simulated with color that
feels like the light of nature, using various palette strategies
Though as large as it is...I set out to attack the canvas as if
I were painting on location. Putting out large piles of paint,
grabbling much larger brushes...and getting quite physical
with it. I will update as I have more progress to share...
Do click on the image to see a larger view...