Wednesday, October 7, 2009

across green lake

This is one of my latest favorites. Having finally acquired a small studio space, one goal is to create some large works based on my tiny plein air oil sketches. Here is my first such effort, a 24 x 36 acrylic based on a little oil sketch I did last spring at Green Lake. The challenge is to retain the freshness of the original. Layering paint into wet mediums seems to give me the feeling I'm after!

Here is the original sketch:


Maggie Neale said...

Glad to see this on flickr and then find the blog, notes, and its sketch.
I think the painting has much more freedom of expression than the sketch. Joyful!

polusladkaia said...

Thank you for visiting me, Maggie! I'm glad to hear (from you especially) the painting feels free to you, that's what I'm going for! :D

Julia Kay said...

I agree - the studio painting seems even fresher than the original sketch - though I like them both!

polusladkaia said...

Thank you, Julia -- I have actually added a couple more layers to this painting at this point, and I think even so it looks freer yet, and is done now! I'll have to get that image up here soon. Your kind encouragement is wonderful, thank you for visiting!