November 6, 2013

C & O Canal -- A little abstract painting

 This morning we were painting at the C & O Canal, looking through the trees to the Potomac River.  I had just started to brush in broad areas of color, when Walt Bartman came over and took the painting away from me.  His comment was that I'd put down something unconventional and interesting, and if I kept working on it, I'd just turn it into an ordinary painting.  Ouch.  But true.  And something to think about.

I put that one down and did a second painting before the clouds cleared completely and turned the soft mauve/yellow world we were painting into a crisp, brilliant color with a vivid blue sky.

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