After the Rain


I enjoyed painting this 3 x 5 landscape, another scene based on a work by Dwight William Tryon. His painting had nothing to do with rain so far as I know — I’ve been unable to find the title of the painting — but I was immediately drawn to the light in the foreground. This was where I chose to focus my attention. As I painted, I began to sense the rain. Much of that feeling came, no doubt, from the cool blues on my pallet.

This little landscape was also an opportunity for me to play again with tree trunks and limbs. Overall I wasn’t happy with the shapes of my trees, but I definitely do like my puddle of water reflecting the morning sky.

Painting always leads me to music, and for this landscape, I was hearing the “soft sounds of Erik Satie”. That little blurb comes directly…

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