Thursday, December 8, 2011

"Southbound" - 12 x 12 inches - oil on canvas

"Southbound" - 12 x 12 inches - oil on canvas

I was driving on route 495 and thought it would make a cool painting. So, I pulled out my camera and started snapping photos while driving along. I was evaluating the quickly changing composition as the traffic, exit signs, guard rails, etc. morphed from one image to the next. I nearly missed my exit as I was completely engrossed in the scenery. 

I really let the paint fly on this one and kept it fresh and loose. I made simple suggestions for the distant cars and trucks. I scraped green paint off the canvas to let some of the pink under painting show to create the highlights on the trees.

On another note, I was invited to participate at the "Buy Local, Read Local" event for Westford Authors on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Westford Museum. I'll be selling my "Paint the Town!" book. For more information and a list of participating authors, click here. If you live in the area, stop by and say, "Hello!"

This 12 inch square painting is available for $175.  Click the Buy Now button below or click here for other payment options. 

1 comment:

Dayna Talbot said...

Great Painting....