Friday, October 29, 2010

"Golden Grasses" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas - sold

I was attracted to this scene by the beautiful golden grasses which contrast so nicely with the deep blue/green ocean water. There was a gusty breeze and I was afraid that my easel would tip over if stood to paint (which I prefer). So, I decided to paint sitting down. After about 45 minutes of sitting on a cold, hard rock, I was more than ready to stand up, stretch my legs and finish the painting from a standing position. Considering that this completely changed my vantage point, it was a challenge to finish the painting as I had to keep crouching down. The good news was that the wind had died down somewhat and my easel never went flying.

For me, each painting is like a diary entry and brings me right back to that moment when I was creating it…especially paintings like this that are created on location (en plein air). This painting will always bring me back to that crisp fall day on the rocky coast of Maine.

1 comment:

Marian Fortunati said...

It's always fun to try to capture the windblown"ness" of grasses. Good job!