Less is More

I’ve been struggling for inspiration for the past couple of months. Just not producing any work that I have been happy with.

A few days ago, I began a study of one of my most oft-painted subjects — the view out my window across a pasture. I began with some washes as an underpainting. When it began to dry, I began to add texture and interest in the washes.

It’s not a great piece, by any means, but it was interesting enough to me to be worth keeping.

It reminded me that sometimes the answer is less detail, not more!

Industrial Interlude

I am rather obsessed with flowers this time of year, but did take a break while traveling on a train to New York two weeks ago. I had a limited palette, and only water brushes (which I don’t particularly care for), but am pleased with this laptop sketch on the train.