Monday, July 29, 2019

Cedar Creek

8 x 10 oil on linen panel

A gurgling creek runs through the area where I walk and live and it's captivated me for some time, so I decided to tackle it.  Not happy with what I got, but it's always worth doing because you figure out some baffling little detail or other.  

7 comments:

  1. What medium are you using? And how long does it take for you to do a paining this size?

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  2. This is oil paint, and it takes me anywhere from 4 hours to 3 months to do a painting this size! It all depends on my frame of mind and how often I walk away in disgust. I dislike painting small and I'm working through the remainder of my small panels/canvases. I'll never paint anything smaller than 11 x 14 again!

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  3. I don't like small canvas's either. Even 11 x14 is too small for me. I love working in oil. I love the foliage on the sides of your creek and the creek itself looks great. The trees are a little flat but that's the only thing I think could be tweaked.

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  4. It's lovely and I've seem some of the greatest paintings done in small format. I began working in small format nd then switched to larger and find I did my best work small. Well, maybe not best but the work I enjoyed more anyway.

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  5. Boy - do I ever understand, Lauren. The hardest thing I have ever done in painting was learning to paint small and have it look like a larger painting. It took a long time. Much easier to work large and it definitely has more impact.

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    1. And this one definitely has impact. Beautiful colors too.

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