Saturday, February 7, 2009
Carlisle Cornfield - 12 x 12 inches - Oil on canvas
This cornfield is in Carlisle, the next town over from where I live. In winter, the field is filled with snow, and, on warm winter days, puddles that reflect the surrounding trees and sky. The actual scene was very grey and dull with little color variation. I decided to accentuate the purple color in the distant trees and added a variety of color to the melted snow in the foreground. Initially, I painted the sky a much lighter color but felt it competed too much with the white snow. This painting was a challenge and a bit of a struggle, but I'm very happy with the end result.