Saturday, February 16, 2013

Beary Pickin'

Beary Pickin'    30 x 36"   oil/linen

Finishing this painting has taken awhile.
I actually put this piece away for a year or so, trying to decide how to proceed with the foliage.  At the time it seemed like a fairly daunting task.  I'm not a lazy artist, but...all those leaves...whew!  I wanted chokecherry bushes, like the huge patches that grew near my childhood home.  So I took this summer to study their grown patterns; actually cutting some large branches to bring into the studio.  In the end, I think it was worth the extra time it took to get it right.


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