Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Top of the Hill

Top of the Hill
oil on board 6"x6"

This painting was done yesterday, just couldn't get around to doing the blog thing last night. What a wonderfully sunny day we had here for the end of February. A great opportunity to get out and paint. I took my oils and found the sunniest spot I could find.
Even though, on first glance, everything around here looks brown and yellow this time of year, the sun was exposing all kinds of pinks and oranges in the distant treeline. This is a little greeting card-ish, but heck, it was just me and my paints in a sunny happy place.
I have a several new art books, and am reading one by Kevin MacPherson to help me understand oils a little better. It's very helpful so far.


  1. I think it's quite beautiful...I don't see it as a greeting card (maybe one I'd get in the museum) :).
    I think you'll like the Macpherson books...his writing has been really helpful to me too. It's strightforward.