Oil on Board
Here's the second version of the painting I posted earlier this week (scroll down a bit to see it.) I like the first, but felt it got a little fussy with the brushstrokes and I wanted to try it again and see if I could be more direct. This one feels much better to me! I can't believe how hard it is to keep loose when there's a larger format. I DO use larger brushes, but I think that part of it, too, is that I need to keep a feeling of urgency. It's not that I want to just rush through a painting. It's that I think it would be good to take an approach that feels like I'm on location and this scene is going to disappear any minute and I want to get the basics down NOW. No time to noodle!