I had time to finish the forest scenes and the Crescent Beach cloud scenes. The beach scenes are the result of a 30 minute walk at the end of a rainy day in November, when the clouds and sun engaged in a spectacle to end all spectacles. Every minute the scene, the light, the shape of the clouds were changing. Here’s to the beauty of Oregon, an attempt at catching the spirit of it.
I worked on the trees again in France this Summer, but I also worked on the shoes and boots series.
This Summer I have worked on landscapes in France as I did last year, and on a few other themes, which brought on this piece. I applied the gesso with the flat of the hand to create a more interesting structure on the underpaint. Then, I wanted to use only the Rembrandt like hues of sienna and umber.