Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Oxtongue Rapids Revisited

I am finally painting full time and getting to projects that have been on the back burner too long. This revisits #1069 "Oxtongue Rapids". I felt it needed a bigger format. The sketch was very powerful possibly because the voracious black flies prevented me from overworking any of the brushwork. I barely had time to grab some paint and stroke it on before swatting off a black fly. Blood stained the brim of my hat ... The bugs got hungrier as the morning progressed and that certainly saved me from labouring on the brush strokes and leaving the vitality in the paint. The black flies deserve the credit if any is due.
My goal in revisiting the Oxtongue Rapids was to maybe increase the motion in the water and trees. If I could achieve that inch for inch then the 3 by 4 footer would be powerful indeed in any room. It is not done yet but there is enough paint on the canvas to get the idea...


Phil the Forecaster said...

Painting full time will give me something to Blog about... so expect something way more frequently than once every 3 months... life is good!

Babs, Jo, John said...

Oxtongue rapids looks exciting Phil, look forward to more Blogs