Thursday, January 21, 2010

Haggard Branch

I've worked on this one for a while now. Finally got over being shy and threw the paint to it the last two days in between laundry, work, and kids.

This is a small stream that runs next to Leslie Road and crosses Jackson Hollow Road in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Adding a detail shot of the grasses on the right side.

"Haggard Branch"
22" x 28", oil on linen






10 comments:

Leslie Hawes said...

This is excellent!

Marie Theron said...

A lovely composition, Bill. I love the effect of layers of nature, so that the viewer scans the background to find some more images.

Dennis Dame said...

Great piece Bill! I just discovered your work from the FASO art competition. Really enjoy viewing your paintings. Keep up the fine work!

Bill Guffey said...

Thanks Leslie.

Bill Guffey said...

Thanks Marie. I struggled with the background on this one. Scraped it a few times.

Bill Guffey said...

Hi Dennis, thanks for visiting and commenting. I checked out your website, very good stuff going on there!

AutumnLeaves said...

Another beautiful painting, Bill. For some reason this is exactly what I think of when I envision Kentucky. I once had friends who lived in Olive Hill and this piece is so reminiscent of that lovely place.

Shelley Ross said...

this one is a stand-out, wow. Great range of values, those dark, darks give it a real punch. Strong composition too. Love this one. Keep 'throwing'. It works!

2to4aday said...

I am not an artist. I am not an art critic. I am just someone who enjoys your blog and your paintings. And this one, "Haggard Branch," is my favorite. Hands down, it is my favorite.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

The brushwork and color harmony is terrific.