Thursday, April 9, 2009

Salem Creek



Did this plein air this afternoon. Been down in my back for a couple of days, but it feels much better after painting.

I rearranged things slightly. Trying again to simplify as much as my brain will allow. This one was done with a palette knife. I had planned on using both but once I got going I couldn't stop myself. I like this one. It seems to be more impressionistic. One of those you view squinting, at a distance. ;)

Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking.

9" x 12", oil on mounted canvas, palette knife, plein air

6 comments:

L.Holm said...

Truly amazing to me that you are able to analyze, simplify and paint such a complex scene so beautifully. Wow!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Bill,
This looks great, I have to remind myself to simplify too. Glad you're feeling better.

Bill Guffey said...

Thanks Liz. This one felt really good from the beginning.

Bill Guffey said...

Hi Rhonda. Thanks. Simplifying, whether on a studio piece or plein air, is something I have to really work on all the time.

Marian Fortunati said...

This is beautiful!!
I'm glad you are feeling better now.

Bill Guffey said...

Thanks Marian. The back goes out about once a year. Getting back to normal.