Tuesday, March 1, 2016

"strong roots"

On the normally last day of February, I went out to paint.  Another gorgeous day and I figured since we get a bonus day this year, why not?

I had planned on painting a wooded low lying area that usually has wonderful standing water and reflections. But when I got there the water was low and the reflections just weren't speaking to me.  So I hiked on.  I ended up near the water again.  This time near the creek. The creek itself isn't that pretty, especially since the underbrush has been cleaned out,  but I was intrigued by the trees on the bank.   The twisted roots made a strong statement and trees were nice against the backlit foliage.

I spent a couple of hours painting this one.  I worked slower than normal.  My arm is still in a cast and more precise brushstrokes and smaller paintings take a lot more concentration to make my hand do what I need it to do.  But it was a very pleasant way to spend the afternoon.

"strong roots"
14" x 11" oil on panel
©2016dottietleatherwood

I will be teaching a plein air workshop in Edisto Island, SC in March.  If one of your New Year's resolutions is to learn to paint plein air or just paint better, come join me!  We will paint, learn, laugh and have fun.  Click Here for more information! Edisto Island Plein Air Workshop

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