Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Last Burst"

8 x 6"
oil on linen panel (Ray Mar)

I started out painting very thinly with this one in order to get all the values down correctly.  Some places worked well thinly painted, so I left them.  Others I added progressively thick paint.  I'm very pleased with the results, but I'm glad this was a daily painting because I could see myself wanting to perfect every little detail, which may have resulted in overworked areas.

Reference photo was December 23.  Right before the big snow - thus the title.  It was windy and cold.  Not much blooming except for these hardy pansies.  I laid on the ground to take this shot.  Pansies are my father's favorite flowers.  So, here's one for you, Dad. 

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