Sunday, April 24, 2011

deer path

Caught this image of light striking trampled grass while hiking in West Virginia - I'm assuming deer made this pathway as it led to nowhere in particular from the hiking trail. This painting is 24 x 36 inches and while the underpainting (ranging from cadmium orange to alizarin crimson) was applied with brush and solvent, the oil paint was stroked on, scraped off, gashed and swirled with a palette knife. Up close it is a mess of color and texture and patches. Hopefully the image from a distance conveys the light and color of evergreen hedges and long grass.