This year Annie has added a twist to the show and asked each artist to also bring something different, such as a sketch. As I've been experimenting in my studio work with removing layers by scraping and sanding, then painting over the exposed texture, I decided to do something along these lines for my sketchy piece. Beneath the Landscape was originally painted plein air in South Carolina in 2010 but not quite finished so I stuck it away in a cupboard and forgot about it. Thinking of the scraping/sanding paint removal that I've been having fun with, I removed some of the paint and found an ethereal landscape underneath. I like the process and the outcome so perhaps this will lead to other things.
Beneath the Landscape
8" x 8" oil on Ampersand Cradleboard
Available at Santa Ysabel Gallery