19 July 2007

fir tree

Arches paper 12" x 9". 1 hour.

this tree grows a stone's throw south of the deck of my studio. it stood out in the noon sunshine, a perfect presence of itself, so i painted it.

i believe in the importance of gift images, an idea explained here, and while gift images do not always make good paintings, they make good seeds for future paintings.

i want to work drawing more assertively into my painting style, but haven't yet found an approach i like. molly brose's use of grease pencil looks intriguing, a technique i plan to try out.

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