Painting Over

A few days ago, I stood in front of perfect rows of sunflowers. They were glorious and impervious to the humid 90oF temperature. I wilted. Not pleased with my work, even after a later attempt to resolve the jarring yellows and greens, I merged my palette puddles and painted over the offending field. I don’t do this often, but it’s usually liberating. This time however I found particular delight in the paint-over process and the design that emerged, so – my first “Abstract”!

Here’s the before and after…

#108. Ty’s Sunflowers, plein air

#109. Abstract Landscape I

Stone Cottage

#88. Leaf and Stone, 8″ x 10″ plein air in oil.

#89. Gated Community, plein air in oil. (I added small birds after this photograph was taken. It was a busy week and difficult to keep up with documenting work.)