Measuring 13 x 8.5 inches, this little picture is a color study for a new, upcoming landscape motif. It’s painted on un-stretched, raw canvas treated only with clear acrylic (to make the surface less absorbent).
I like the raw color of the canvas, though I glopped on so much paint already that the raw canvas doesn’t show anymore.
Lots of garden plants are here with their slightly differing shades of green. A couple roof tops are visible in the upper right.
I painted this summer scene of crepe myrtles a while back. It will become part of a landscape portfolio that I’ll be assembling soon. It’s an oil painting measuring 30 x 24 inches. In contrast the ones I’ve been posting lately are acrylic paintings.
It’s fun to see how it looks with its new landscape companions.
Can’t paint all the time. Washington DC warmed up over the weekend (brrr, still remembering those temps in the teens that we had a while back!). So I took a walk. Visitors to DC might recognize this buffalo as being one of the ones who decorates and guards Dumbarton Bridge (on Q Street).
There are four buffalo sculptures created by Alexander Phimister Proctor on the bridge.
Here’s a view of the whole buffalo.
Part of the Edward Everett House — now the Turkish Ambassador’s Residence — can be seen behind him.
If you should wish to use either of these photos to draw Alexander Phimister Proctor’s buffalo, feel free!