Something new and different!
I was so unhappy with this painting that I was working on of golden rods that were growing in Julian Price Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It seemed so blah. Never being afraid to experiment, I decided to do something that I hadn't done in a very long time. I started using my pallet knife and things begin to happen that pleased me. I piled on the paint, I scratched into wet paint, and I enjoyed seeing what was being created. The color is rich, the surface textures draw the viewer to look closer and the scratches lend an interesting hieroglyphic to the image Now I am finished and happy with the results.
oil on gessoed masonite panel