Sunday, August 2, 2009
DESERVES A SECOND LOOK
"Badlands Cliffs" 9" x 12" oil
This is one of those drive-by scenes that
happen when you are in a hurry to get to
a painting location but you stop along the
way to take pictures because you see
something interesting but don't have
the time to stop, set up the paintbox
and devote two hours to the scene.
Then later in the studio as you are
downloading pictures to the computer
and editing out the redundant pictures
one kind of pops out at you. This is one
of those scenes. I didn't think much of
it as I drove by it, but stopped anyway
and snapped a picture.
I am painting at Canyon de Chelly in September
and need to practice painting large rock
formations so I thought this would be a good
practice piece. Darned if it didn't turn out
to be a rather nice piece.