Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Autumn Soybean Fields Barns Impressionism Landscape Oil 6x8

study of thick and thin
6"x8" canvas panel

I really enjoyed the journey of this painting.  Working with thin washes and then building up to thicker layers.  This process worked well with this dry, scrubby, field of soybeans, ready for harvest and the thicker highlights on the grain and sky.  My goal in most paintings is to simplify the details to capture the overall feeling that inspired me to paint the scene in the first place.  So many times it is too easy to forget this and get too detailed or overwork a piece. 

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