The Painting Blog

Started as a daily painting blog but this is easier to live with-
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February 2 February Calligraphy

The morning drive to town is a regular source of inspiration. This morning, I noticed the upper branches of a single row of trees. They were silhouetted against the pre-dawn sky of bands of blue-gray and pink.

I painted the sky quickly with a large brush. It's necessary to lay it in rapidly when using acrylics. Otherwise, the paint dries too quickly to get a smooth effect. Working in haste, I managed to knock my palette off the easel's ledge. It landed upside down on my foot with a dollop of paint hitting the base of the easel. Amazingly enough, the paint missed the carpet. I finished the sky and then removed my sock to rinse out the paint before it dried. I haven't taken the time to put another sock on. I feel a little like Diddle Diddle Dumpling's son John. Now, let's stop to analyze that little ditty. No, let's not.

16" x 20" $330


  1. this one is my favorite so far

  2. I love the little stories behind the paintings!

  3. Nan
    This one is just beautiful. It is very delicate and a wonderful expression of the magic of the woods in winter