Friday, December 3, 2010

Brewers Pond

After I spent a full afternoon in the early fall painting at my favorite spot in Sherwood Forest on the Severn River I had a full palette of paint and a little panel left over. I turned to the left and dashed off this little painting in about 15 minutes. My aim was to react quickly and leave out ALL detail. The resulting painting has a freshness and vitality that sustained longer paintings sometimes lack. I worked on it a little last night from memory to clarify the trees in the center a bit but left it alone for the most part as a record of a magic moment. 8x10 in oil on panel