Sunday, February 21, 2010


Here's a small plein air piece I did today. How 'bout that sunshine! Huh? It's about time. I walked in a creek forever, got muddy, got into thorns at different times, ended up frustrated, set up and painting a horrible mess, wiped it off, turned around and painted this. Still not great by any means, but better than the first one.

9" x 12", oil on panel


Shelley Ross said...

Hi Bill

Your painting yesterday and the one today seem to be a real departure from your previous work. I commend you for stretching yourself! And for getting out there while it is still cold. Your work ethic is inspirational.


AutumnLeaves said...

Well, Bill, I really like it! It has some dark and mysterious undertones. I love the forest or woods, to be honest, and this piece reflects that mystique for me. Beautiful to my eyes!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I love the interweaving of the brances and exposed roots in these trees, Bill. Beautifully done...and I am jealous of your was just snowing here again and has been quite a grey day.

Art with Liz said...

This definitely has overtones of Harry Potter - a really dark and awesome painting. And I have to add that I totally and utterly admire your ability and willingness to go out in any weather to paint. A true plein air painter!

Frank P. Ordaz said...

Ya gotta love the sunshine Bill... I sense SpringTime around the corner.

blessings bro!