“Journey Onward” 8” x 10″ oil on canvas (SOLD)
Painting, for me is so much about journeying onward. That’s one of the appealing aspects because it means I get to keep learning.
In this recent plein air experience I found myself continuing to discover new things about color. Exploring different combinations and how they related to adjacent hues was fun and not something I had planned.
The landscape here was near some athletic fields on a back road. I’ve been through there a number of times running and over the years taking my daughter to track practice. The expanse and wild nature of the vegetation and trees always peaked my interest. Curious as I am, there’s a part of me that’s always seeking new locations to paint. This was one that I finally decided to visit. It was later in the day and very quiet as most of the schools were on spring break. I dealt with catching a few ticks on my jeans as I stood in the meadow grass, but aside from that the view was rather messmerizing.
The colors I used are a bit more vibrant from the actual landscape, but not by much to my eye. I loved the pathway it was just so inviting that I had to journey onward and paint.