Spring Redeems (Revised)

TM8462 Spring Redeems 36x44 oil on panel

TM8462 Spring Redeems 36×44 oil on panel

Every painting finished teaches me something new, gives me new eyes. Experience and practice allow one to refine techniques and look for more nuances of color, value, and tone. The result? Last week I decided to take Spring Redeems off the wall, where it was drying, and give it another go. I wanted more contrast, more subtle color, and more movement. I completely reworked almost every square inch, adding light, glazes, and more leaves. I’m much happier with the result. The watercolor-like layers give it a richer feel – much more like what one finds at the pond in spring. Details are below, along with its previous incarnation.

TM8462 Spring Redeems - detail of floating leaves and reflected birches

TM8462 Spring Redeems – detail of floating leaves and reflected birches

TM8462 Spring Redeems - detail showing layered construction of painting, use of semi-transparent glazes, scraping into wet paint, opaque highlights

TM8462 Spring Redeems – detail showing layered construction of painting, use of semi-transparent glazes, scraping into wet paint, opaque highlights

TM8462 Spring Redeems - detail from left of center showing spatter, layered spatter and blot, scraping, layered glazes

TM8462 Spring Redeems – detail from left of center showing spatter, layered spatter and blot, scraping, layered glazes

and the earlier version……………….

TM8462 Spring Redeems 36x44 oil on panel

TM8462 Spring Redeems first version

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