Sunday, December 18, 2011

Light at the bend (2)

Light at the bend (2)
Oil on panel

This is a second version of the previous painting but while that one seemed to flow off the brush all by itself this one was a struggle from beginning to end. I can always tell how hard I've worked on a painting by how much exercise I get while painting it. I paint in my studio in the basement of my house and when a painting is close to be finished I bring it up to my kitchen where I hang it in my favorite spot for viewing. I then trudge up and down the stairs, making minute changes, a brushstroke here, a dab there until I can't figure out anything else to do to improve it. With this one, I climbed those stairs enough times to get most of the way up the tallest mountain in Vermont.


Julie Hill said...

Stephen, very funny...I do the same...minus stairs! but what a good work out I'd get if I did! love today's piece!

Linda Popple said...

I love this!

Parapluie said...

I have been doing the same on a painting that I add a brush stroke stroke or tw almost every day since October. Yours looks very spontaneous even with all the great struggle.

Colin said...

i don't know how you get the paint to break the way that you do.

Ruth Andre said...

I am glad you took on the second version for this painting. It is truly lovely.