Sunday, September 30, 2018

"Burst of Light (Reynolda Woods)"

Walking in the woods is one of my greatest pleasures.  The earthy scents, the bird songs, the trickling brooks,  the insect chatter,  the occasional sound of the wind in the trees, the sunlight finding it's way through the leafy canopy, the verdant mosses, silvery lichens, lacy ferns, and all the other woodsy plants excite my senses.  The fallen trees, branches, and leaves remind me of the beauty of the process of decay that feeds the earths micro organisms that sustain life.

This painting of a fallen tree is about that necessary process.

                                          30" x 24"
                                          oil on canvas (Painted entirely with palette knife.)

Sunday, September 23, 2018

"Mill Creek Reflections" (Bethabara)

 This past spring before the leaves had emerged on the trees, I did a painting of another area on this creek.  I was actually walking in the creek for this view that I painted. Summer time in this one with lots of verdant foliage everywhere.

                                          30" x 24"
                                          oil on canvas (Painted entirely with a palette knife.)

Sunday, September 9, 2018

"Yadkin County Farm"

 The small pond looked like glass reflecting the soft blue of the sky this day.  The gently rolling hillsides of many pastures are typical of this county just north of where I live.  Palette knife again.

                                          21 1/4" x 7 7/8"
                                          oil on panel

Sunday, September 2, 2018

"Flowing Toward Todd,NC"

  Continuing to use the palette knife (the buildings were done with a brush), I am pleased with this one.  The New River in Watauga County, NC.

                                          29 1/8" x 13"
                                          oil on panel