As I was painting this little study, a tiny curious fawn, still with spots, wandered up to me a couple of times to see what I was doing. I could hear a larger deer, perhaps the protective doe, just out of view, stomping and snorting. Yesterday evening when I painted this study, it was clear despite the persistent nearby wildfires; today is quite smoky. During the last few days there has been a constant drone of single and large double-rotor helicopters hauling buckets, flying to the fire from the heli-base in Joseph. Study 8x10", Oil on Linen.
Absolutely beautiful!! So glad I saw it today, trees have always been so hard for me, not ever really getting what I what to get from them (or my efforts) This study is about perfect in every way!! I took a workshop with Bill Cone last summer, and also love Paul Kratter and Kim!! You are in great company, and a wonderful painter.
Ida, Thank you so much for your kind words, you made my whole week, in fact you inspired me to go out to paint trees again this evening. Trees are difficult to paint, but then so are rocks and water and just about everything else in a landscape which is why they are so infinitely challenging. Painting is a lot like golf. Only one decent shot in an entire round is enough to make one want to play again as soon as possible. I see poetry, but I can't very often capture what I'm seeing and feeling, but I keep trying and hope that I'm slowly gaining skill. Cheers! --Sharon
A very beautiful picture, I can see that there is great detail that has been put into this picture. The grass, the trees, I can make out both of them.
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