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
Sunday, April 21, 2013
I love painting roads - maybe because I like travelling but I think it might be a compositional thing as a road is a handy tool to lead your eye into a painting. When painting on location, if there's no road in the foreground, I'll often suggest a path if the composition is a little lacking. A good example is a 24"' x 36" oil I did a few years ago, Soft Rain Falling. This is one of the few paintings I've kept. It hangs in my living in New Zealand to remind me of some happy painting trips in the hills of San Diego County.