Monday, May 23, 2016
Lincoln Marsh Pathway, 12x9" Oil on linen panel
©2016 Helen Read
(ready to frame)
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Not too far from where I live is a natural wetlands that is quite lovely, particularly in the springtime as the leaves and grasses just start to return from their long winter slumber. This painting captures one of those first warm days as green is beginning to dress the bare branches. The shadows that are cast are thinner, less full than they will soon be. There's a sense of anticipation about the environment - you can hear it in the birds' songs, in the occasional rustle of the grasses as a small animal scurries through. The air is warm, but the ground is still rather cool... spring is just beginning with the promise of so much more!
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Both of these are underpaintings - a monochromatic "rough draft" you could say - which just lays out the general idea in lights and darks. Both of these measure 12x9" So, now that the underpaintings are done, I'll begin to devise and lay in color while keeping the values (lights and darks) about where they are. I hope to begin this next step in the next couple days!