Inside July

TM8513 Inside July 36x44 oil on panel

SOLD TM8513 Inside July 36×44 oil on panel

Some days and views offer countless opportunities to investigate a theme.  Inside July follows in the footsteps of three earlier paintings  which all played with different pond conditions  found on a specific day last July. Ripples, racing white clouds, vegetation, pollen sheen, tree reflections and sweet little pine needles and duckweed – enough to make a landscape  artist fall in love. I did. Below are details from Inside July, followed by the three previous paintings. Monet had his Cathedral, but I have my pond! Enjoy.

TM8513 Inside July - detail from lower center with pine needles and duckweed

TM8513 Inside July – detail from lower center with pine needles and duckweed

TM8513 Inside July - detail with cloud and tree reflections, floating vegetation (semi-transparent paint and glazes blended with watercolor brushes)

TM8513 Inside July – detail with cloud and tree reflections, floating vegetation (semi-transparent paint and glazes blended with watercolor brushes)

TM8513 Inside July - detail from upper right with reflections (showing use of drips and blotting, scraping into first paint layer)

TM8513 Inside July – detail from upper right with reflections (showing use of drips and blotting, scraping into first paint layer)

Technical painting notes: I’ve continued to experiment with using watercolor brushes for the paint application, mostly because the soft (nylon) hairs allow for such control and subtlety at the beginning and end of each stroke. Numerous glazes were applied on top of the original, more abstract and textured first layer of paint. My aim was to allow each layer to be visible, in all its abstractness, while still serving the goal of building a recognizable image of a place.

Previous paintings from the series:

TM8501 The Merry Month 36x44 oil on panel

TM8501 The Merry Month 36×44 oil on panel

TM8491 Midsummer 36x44 oil on panel

TM8491 Midsummer 36×44 oil on panel

TM8484 In All the Shapes and Shadows 36x44 oil on panel

TM8484 In All the Shapes and Shadows 36×44 oil on panel

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