Monday, July 28, 2014
A Rumor of Autumn
Study for "A Rumor of Autumn", 9 x 12, oil on linen panel
Don't Panic! It's not Autumn yet!! It's not even close. I painted this study plein air in the Blackstone River Valley last week with Donald Jurney and a few other fantastic painters. You can follow all of them on instagram (@donaldjurney, @paulbatch, @briandmartin - I know I am missing a couple but you will see them on Donald's thread). The orange colors in the foreground are the underpainting showing through. I actually did not intend to make the scene look like Fall but Donald suggested the name and I decided to let it stay Autumn. I still have work to do on the water and the tree on the left but I am going to put it aside for a while.