Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Spring Paintings

A couple of of things to bring in spring. This is the Norwottuck Rail Trail bridge for cyclists and pedestrians across the Connecticut River, which I've done from other points of view before. This one is from the Calvin Coolidge bridge, which runs parallel to it and is for cars mainly, with a bit of sidewalk for walking on the side. As I stood on the bridge sketching this idyllic scene there was a perpetual traffic jam behind me, with horns, exhaust fumes, etc.

watercolor 4" x 6"

 This is an oil painting of farmland with vernal puddles in the tractor ruts. I started it on site and finished in the studio.

  Oil 8" x 10"

1 comment:

  1. I adore oil paintings, especially when it is painted on a large canvas and depicts beautiful flora and fauna. Such paintings help to look at our world from a different angle. At the university, I was often interested in such things, once I even ordered an essay on this topic, because I could not find qualitative information about this style of drawing. Now there are more than 30 such paintings in my house and I intend to collect them further, as I like them very much.