Yeah... I do.
But it has to be on this exact day... no longer hot, but not cold yet... the day before some of the leaves wouldn't have turned, and the next day they'll have begun to fall.
Hhhhhhhh.... just makes me sigh...
A car or a cow or a person would just stifle my mind's imagination for this scene.
Who lives down the road?
How much farther 'til 'we're there?
How far away is the nearest store?
How often is this road traveled? Do you have to pull over if you meet another car?
Are there cattle behind that fence? or a horse? maybe a donkey!
What sounds would I hear if I was there? birds? crickets?
I love the peaceful tone; however, I have to say it was odd working on an autumn painting in June! I've heard musicians say how weird it is to record a Christmas album in July. I guess it's kind of the same. 😉
This was the second project Cheri had for us during our painting weekend at Welcome Home Retreat. Lots of lessons from this one... perspective...vanishing point... light source... claiming freedom from the reference photo... using bits of sky color in other areas of the canvas...
And, just for fun... As I began working on this post I realized something.
I wonder... If we have a third workshop... ??? Oh, dear... you do not want to see my third painting... It was a white cup on a black background... not good... not good at all...
|My first painting ever|
|Our first painting workshop|
|My second painting ever|
|Our second painting workshop|
Original Oil Painting on 9" x 12" Wrapped Canvas
Click "Country Road in Autumn" if you'd like to purchase this painting.