Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Forge Pond" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

I sat in my car on an overcast afternoon and painted Forge Pond, one of the local beaches in Westford, MA.  I had just finished reading Kevin MacPherson's "Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light and Color" and tried to follow some of his basic teachings:  a) simplify the scene - squint to eliminate the details  b) focus on painting shapes (not a tree or a rock or a whatever) and c) use a limited palette for harmonious colors.  I'm pretty happy with the final result and definitely learn something new with every painting.

1 comment:

Dayna Talbot said...

Very nice...the simplification worked!!! It's lovely!