JUST DON'T HESITATE TO EXAGGERATE COLOR AND LIGHT. DON'T WORRY ABOUT TELLING LIES. THE MOST TIRESOME PICTURES ARE THE STUPIDLY TRUTHFUL ONES - Wm Merritt Chase
Friday, November 5, 2010
Three Dog Day
I didn't really paint all of these in one day, but I finished all three today. These are 5" x 5" oils on Ampersand board...and will be included in my exhibit The Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland, next weekend. I'm looking forward to getting out of the studio and spending a week on the Eastern Shore - such a pretty spot to be at this time of the year. The Blackwater Refuge in Cambridge, MD., is one of my favorite places to paint, watching the thousands of Canada geese and other waterfowl. I can only imagine what it was like before the white man arrived in America, when hundreds of thousands of geese would blot out the sun. What a sight it must have been. (funny, but to find a link for the Blackwater, I googled 'The Blackwater Refuge' and clicked on google images.....and one of my own paintings came up.)
These aren't particularly good reproductions of the paintings. As usual, I'm fighting the glare off the wet paint.