Monday, June 3, 2019
I had to cancel my plein air acrylic painting workshop Sunday because of the weather forecast. However, they were wrong and so I decided to paint by myself on the Westfield River Bridge to take advantage of the light.. The sky changed a lot during the two hours that I was there but I was able to paint a small 9" x 12" acrylic painting.
I used brushes and painting knives on this oil painting. It is entitled "Crane Pond Waterfall" and my perspective is viewing the falls through the overgrowth of trees and brush on the shore. It was very difficult to get an unobstructed view because of the trees and the deep ledge to the water. I used the knives on the leaves in the foreground.
"Crane Pond Waterfall", 12" x 16", oil on canvas panel
I have 14 paintings on display and for sale at Mama Cakes on Elm Street in downtown Westfield, MA. Included are two acrylic paintings, one watercolor and the rest oil paintings. Also, I have a large rack of loose matted original watercolor paintings. They will be there for the rest of the month and three weeks into February. Stop by to check them out and have a coffee and delicious cupcake!