Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Over the Hill"

7" x 8"
Oil on hardboard
Winona, MN

This is the first in some coming paintings that I tried a new technique. Instead of painting on a white surface I began this painting on a black surface. It was very refreshing! The painting seemed to ascend out of the surface as the painting progressed, as if out of a deep cave. And I was bringing light to the places that needed light and leaving dark what remained. Interesting way to paint.


  1. great discovering your blog and paintings, do you do them from photographs or from life ? really like them

  2. NICE! *giving you a high five* on this one. love the composition and unique subject!

  3. Thanks ladies.

    Isabel - I paint from photographs that I snap personally - mostly from around town.