the sheen

long river detail4

Acrylic paint has a pleasant sheen.  You can see the reflection of light on the surface in this detail from the lower half of the Long Blue River featured in the previous post.  The material, the paint surface itself, has its own beauty.

another little meadow


This little meadow measuring 14 x 11 inches was painted in oil.  It still has some flowers in the foreground to be added to it.  I’m not sure when I painted it, but evidently I took the photograph last February.  So, then too I was living imaginatively a summer in winter.

I’ll turn to the oil paintings after the acrylic paintings are finished.