No, I didn't paint "Summer Canal" on location. It is murderously hot out there. Instead, I dug up a photo I took last September while taking a break during a plein-air painting session. I took a leisurely walk along the historic C & O Canal in Washington, DC. One of the pictures from my walk inspired "Autumn Bliss," in which I exaggerated the hints of autumnal colors to come up with a glorious fall landscape. For the new painting, I stayed with a cool palette. I need to stay cool, at least psychologically.
|"Autumn Bliss" (oil, 9" x 12")|