Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pennsylvania Landscape

As I was nearing the end of painting this tonight I started hearing Kenny Rogers singing "...You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away..." ... Not a good sign considering I know I should have walked away sooner. I waited until about 6 PM tonight to start this after a busy last several weeks. I thought I should at least go ahead and face the challenge and if I missed the deadline, oh well. It was those silos that were putting me off... I kept getting tired of seeing them and then I wasn't sure what the focal point should be. So I decided just to paint it for the experience of trying to capture the patterns receding into the distance. I think I learned a good bit and it got me thinking about things I'll need to know when I paint landscapes with a distant horizon. It will take lots of practice -- sure is harder than I thought it would be! Oh well, it was painted in a rush -- that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. 12 x 12 x 1, oil on gallery wrap canvas