79. Morning Light Cotton, plein air in oil.
#78. Foggy morning cotton field, plein air in oil.
White Horse Barn
#70. The Barn at White Horse Farm, Braselton, painted plein air, sold.
Cotton in Bloom
The Cotton Gin Building
#48. Drew’s Drupes, plein air in oil.
#45. Vine Ripened, plein air in oil.
Avenue of Oaks
#125. An avenue of southern live oaks, Quercus virginiana, in oil. (Apologies for the glare from the oil-gloss in this photo.)
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
#102. Unearthed, freshly dug potatoes, still life, oil, 8″ x 10″