I had a few goals in mind before starting this painting:
one day to paint it
pile the paint on
subject matter was trees
So I jogged over to some trees next to our house and snapped a reference picture and began painting. It was such a beautiful day with a gorgeous blue sky. I really had a good time sloshing the paint on with my palate knife and used my brush a little. Every once in a while I would lose a glob of paint but eventually found it, in the wrong place of course. The painting is a 30" x 40", much larger than usual. I am going to try to step out of my comfort zone in 2009 and do more of these challenges.
I have entered my painting in the ART WORKS 2nd Annual Members Fine Art Exhibition from February 13 -27, 2009 at the Gallery at 916, 916 State Street, Bowling Green, KY
Please see the exhibition if you get a chance, we have so many talented artists in our area.