Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bernal Palm Trea

This tree is above my house
This is one of those paintings that comes very easy. Its like my hands just knew what to do. For the most part I was on auto pilot I just sat back and watched my hands paint this one. High clouds were rolling in at a medium pace. They were the type of clouds that when I was little I remember tuning them into animals and monsters. I don't see clouds that way anymore its sad in a way I just see them as clouds.

Again I started with thick white and I worked into this with light color. Also I learned that when you penetrate this thick oil paint with a sharp pointed brush with medium the line becomes sharp defined and deep. I believe the first painting where I did this thick textured white overlay was Bernal Stair Case maybe a month ago. It was an experiment then and a process now. I feel my last three paintings have been very consistent.