Saturday, October 17, 2015


16 x 20 
Oil on canvas

Second time painting one of my secret painting spots. The sunflowers have multiplied and are competing for real estate on the skyline - the foliage has grown substantially. I thought painting the same place twice would lack inspiration - quite the opposite, It was like visiting a child that has all grown up. One lesson in painting and in life, the only constant guaranteed is change.

Detail of a lone sunflower. The great thing about revisiting the same scene is the ability to experiment frequently, Revisiting a place, makes it easier for an artist to notice, catch, and record new observations.In this scene I experimented with downward strokes of the brush to paint the wet ground and loosened up the sunflowers to allot for more natural feel.

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