Sliced with a Tear…

Creative Potager

There is something about autumn by the sea with the gray melancholy wrapped in fall colours.

Do you remember my recent post called “Autumn Sliced with a Tear” and the photograph of the maple trees by the sea?

Do you remember me saying – “today is one of those slow-baked, melancholy west coast Sundays, so moist and tender you can slice it with a tear?”

For about a month I painted and repainted this scene in my mind – maybe a thousand times. I adjusted and readjusted my approach solving one painting problem and then another.

Finally, I pull out an extra-large 36 x 60 inch canvas (that is 3 x 5 feet or just plain BIG) and begin with the underpainting.

They never look like much at this stage but I find it an extremely useful step particularly when working on large paintings. I can now start…

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2 thoughts on “

  1. Terrill – Three by five feet – WOW! That’s an amazing piece of inspired creativity and it’s going to find the perfect home when the time is right.

    Sprout: If you could be anywhere under a fall sky, where would you want to be:

    With the unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been enjoying, I’d say “right here” in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

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