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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Itching To Get Out Again


"Live Oak Farm"
Oil on linen panel, 8 x 10 inches
Friday, I went out to paint . . .on a cold, foggy day. I discovered this old little farm, just like a small island, right in the midst of our town. It seems the same family has owned the land for over 100 years and the ground is still being worked. So, I painted it. As I was doing so the fog bank rolled back and the sun came out briefly.

After coming home and putting the painting in a trial frame for a few days, it gave the paint a chance to dry and me a chance to look it over with new eyes. So, yesterday, I spent a few nice hours making adjustments and revising a few things. I so enjoyed myself that I am going out again today. I think Walnut Avenue will be a good place for the day.

3 comments:

Kathy said...

Lovely! You captured the atmospheric quality of this interesting farm. The loose brush strokes really add to the interest and impressionism.

Mike said...

Thanks, Kathy! I've been away from my oils for tooo long. Nice to be back!

Holly Van Hart said...

Mike, i love the softness in this one. thanks for sharing! Holly