I spent the good part of last week working on the 3x4' work-in-progress that I'd posted earlier. Usually I consider a 30x40" canvas to be a large painting for me. So moving up to 36x48" does slow me down a bit. I worked at it pretty consistently and really enjoyed myself, though I found myself constantly repeating a few mantras: "I need to mix even more paint," "I need bigger brushes", and "My shoulder aches." I may have to see if I can train myself to paint left-handed if I'm going to continue to do these big paintings!
"Solitaire" Oil on Canvas, 36x48" Contact me for more info!
This painting is a scene from my trip to the Lot and Dordogne last year. We spent one lovely morning painting alongside a pond in the village of St. Germain du Bel Air. This village is only a few kilos from where I was staying in Frayssinet, and it has a great park where the locals will go to picnic and do a little fishing. I remember when our group arrived on the scene and disembarked from the bus. All the chatter stopped and everybody drew in a soft gasp as we took in the dreamy surroundings. I especially loved how the light sparkled on the water and through those backlit tall trees. Here's a bit of zoom on the fishing dude: