Recently I decided to re-visit an old love of mine.... oil painting. I'd turned my back for the past 20 years in favor of the excitement of mixed media art... finding landscape painting rather boring. I'm not totally sure why, but for some reason I needed to smell the paints and play with them again. So I've taken a few shots of the progression of a painting.. my first in 20 years.
Those of you who know me know that the Hudson River flows through my veins. I was born here and have lived in the Hudson Valley all my life. (Long time btw) So, I decided I'd paint a river scene.
This is a very basic outline of intention with a light wash in the sky:
Next I decided to make the sky a bit more dramatic .. then added the mountains:
And now it's framed: (Looked like it took about 20 minutes to do didn't it?)
I hope you enjoyed the process.