Friday, July 13, 2007

Back at the Pond

8" x 10" oil on canvas covered hardboard - painted en plein air, alla prima - $85 including shipping -
Sandra drove her red Jeep down the old dirt road to the back pastures of her farm. The cows watched curiously as we set up our easels. It was early and we were trying to miss the July heat. Being overcast, the day blessed us with cool breezes and shade from the old trees. The little pond was covered with scum which was a wonderful shade of blue/breen - almost impossible to match with paint pigments.
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Ron Morrison said...

A pond scum study (I was amused). Nicely done.

bj said...

Yea, well you do what you can. Matching colours can be a real challenge. Apples are usually red, sometimes yellow or green. But pond scum - there's a whole different ball game.