Monday, October 7, 2013

Blowing In

This 16 x 20 oil was inspired by a trip to the Blackwater Refuge in Easton, Maryland one November.  It was blowing a gale, yet sunny and the hunkered-down geese were catching some wonderful side-lighting. It was one of those scenes that I knew would become a painting.  With studio oils, I work from photographic reference to remind me of the motif and the shape of the geese - but I do a lot of changing and embellishing. There is no photograph that looks like this painting.

Blowing In
16" x 20" oil on gessoed panel

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