Friday, May 28, 2010
The Coming Rain, 11 x 14
I'm posting this because it has a good story. Leaving the cabin about 6 in the evening, I headed out across the forest making lots of noise to alert the bear and other critters (I did run across a griz one time doing this.)
Anyway, the drops were already beginning to fall and, although I'm not usually a big vista kind of painter, this is what was easily available with the rain coming. Mountains first and then I hit the sky because that was changing quickly. As the rain increased I moved to the bottom and just got in the river as the storm hit. Everything got soaked. Rivulets were running off the canvas. I've been asked why I don't use water soluble oils more often and this is the reason: The painting would have ended in a color pool at my feet.
This image looks dark on my laptop. Check back in a few days....I may correct it.
Speaking of critters, two red fox showed up early in the week. This boulder is less than twenty feet from the cabin. Later I found that their den was about 150 feet away and I've spent the time watching the kits play as they wait for their parents to bring in the next meal.