Thursday, July 23, 2009
Oil on board, 6" x 6"
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These farm buildings appear to have fallen on hard times, but the wheat crop looks good.
Here's the mural progress after the sixth day:
I'm enjoying working on these hills, trying to get a feeling of the roundness and mass of their forms into the painting. Here's a little movie Katherine took of some old character laying in a few of the initial shadows:
The oil paint, thinned with mineral spirits, is in sealable plastic containers placed around the edge of the glass palette. I rarely pre-mix quantities of color, preferring to mix a brushload or two at a time. I think the slight color variations that result create a livelier, more painterly surface.
Katherine continues work in my studio on her large painting. It's fun to watch it grow in richness and complexity.