Sunday, October 14, 2012
Farm in the Valley
Farm in the Mesilla Valley
6x8in oil on canvas panel $125. SOLD
This was very quickly done on location and "tweaked" in the studio.
It was a very beautiful day and the pecan orchards at the back of the fields
still have their leaves.
The "tweaking" part was the foreground. I had an even space
either side the larger front bush. See below. I try and stay away
from even spacing with either positive or negative shapes.
I used my painting knife to smoosh some of the paint from
the smaller bush sideways into the larger one, but I had to
mix more paint and create a new shape. Once I did that
I started making small adjustments here and there, and had
to force myself to stop. I know you all understand the
need to to do that. I could go on piddling forever and
completely lose the plein air freshness.
Labels: daily painter.blog oil on canvas, farm, fracturing technique. julie ford oliver, impressionism., landscape, Mesilla Valley, plein air, spacing, tweaking
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.