Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance – by Charles Lindbergh
The Field, an acrylic painting (9″ x 6″), was done on a gesso prepared hardboard using Liquitex and Golden brand acrylics. I tried out Princeton Select “Deerfoot” brushes (sort of like mini-mop brushes) to blend the clouds. I discovered I was also able to lay down many layers of paint that allowed a fuller body to the cloud structure giving nice depth. These brushes stood up well to the task and in the end held their shape. I love them.
I started this painting with a specific end in mind, but trust me when I say, the piece had a mind of its own. What was to be a quiet brook with a figure standing at the bank, turned out to be one large expansive field leading the viewer right to a mountain range. As the elements developed, the more satisfied I became – I had that ah-ha moment. Sometimes you have to go with the flow and allow a painting to take you where it leads. The final piece actually brought a calm and peaceful feel to the scene – I knew this is where I was suppose to be.
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