a square

square tree and river reflection

Nothing like a square for getting you centered ….

This abstract image depicts a tree and its reflection in water.  It’s the first swipe at the motif and measures a compact 12 by 12 inches.

Long Blue River

long river 2

Here’s the whole panel of which a detail was featured in the previous post.  It measures 24 x 12 inches.  I’ve been really pushing the paint, going for the texture.

I notice that I really like the color blue.

slenderest bit of idea

landscape drawing idea

A ball point pen provides a lot of freedom to think out loud about where things are.  I like to look at things and just “take notes.”  It’s like wandering around in the scene and the pen lines are foot steps.