5x7 oil on canvas panel
A study of a Lake Powell sandstone bluff... another one I am in the process of completing. I like to have several paintings going at the same time...also different sizes...keeps it interesting and fresh. Working on many pieces at once also allows layers to dry....important for highlights. The paint on this piece is quite thin...mostly turps...the first third of the work is done. I also wanted to do a study without the clash of opposites which usually finds it's way into my paintings. This little oil is about the comfort of close relatives...the calm that pervades a painting when the hues are not opposites on the color wheel. Here.. it is lavenders and earth colors unified under a silvery light .... mellow.