Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New Work

This is an oil painting that I did from a pencil sketch. I've been trying out oils (basically teaching myself) and now feeling somewhat comfortable.

By the Path
Oil on canvas, unframed, 11 x 14
There is an old, very interesting cemetery near my studio where I sometimes take a walk. The drawing I made for this painting is along a path and the old tree with its roots coming out of the ground intrigued me.

A quote of Ingreshas been tacked on my wall for a few years. "Drawing is the probity of art. To draw does not merely consist of line but also of expression, the innermost form, the plane, modeling—see what remains after that. Drawing includes three and a half quarters of the contents painting."