Saturday, September 28, 2013

Soft Song of the River

Here is another painting from this summer.
I am still working on catching up with my blog posts....

"Soft Song of the River"
9 x 12 - Oil on panel

Gin Lammert and I went to the Bentonsport Rose Garden
on a gentle June morning to paint for a couple of hours.

The sky was overcast and
we had just missed a little early morning river fog (darn it).
The sun never did break through to give us a little contrast.

Every time I look at this little painting I have the urge to go back
and paint in some stronger highlights and darks.
What do others do when all the values are in the middle of the scale?

Sometimes "improvements" are not for the best.....

Monday, September 23, 2013

Excuses, Excuses!

 I have so many excuses for not posting
for the last 3 months.
Most of them are pretty lame.

The hardest part of starting to blog again is
 determining where to pick up the thread of what I have painted
since my last post in June.

It has been a wonderful summer, after a spring full of rainy days.

Here is an early spring view up the Des Moines River
from Lacey-Keosauqua State Park.

 "Up River"  
9 x 12 - oil on board

I photographed the finished painting on May 18th!

No regrets....Onward!