Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dry Stream Bed

Oil on Panel
14 x 12

I refuse to let autumn come to an end just yet. This is from one of my favorite hiking spots. The stream bed itself is about at the half way mark 2 1/2 miles in. With the exception of a couple little puddles I've never seen any water in it. That's not entirely bad, it's still a really pretty and quiet spot. But, I think it was last spring, I was there and there was water running in it, not much but still enough to be called a stream again. With all the rocks, getting across with dry feet was no problem. Since it was a different look I thought I'd stay for a while and look around. After a few minutes some more people came strolling by. Apparently they'd never seen water before because it took a good five minutes of planning to cross this little trickle. Dude, there's plenty of good solid rocks to step on, and worst case it's only two inches deep at most.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Split Rail

6 1/2 x 5 3/4

I wasn't totally happy with the painting I was planning on posting today. I like the actual painting fine, but the picture doesn't do it justice. Just as I was about to bite the bullet and post it anyway I found this little watercolor that has slipped through the cracks for quite a while now. New plan.

This is an older piece, but it still holds up pretty well. I'm older after all, and I still haven't reached my expiration date just yet. Besides it fits into the whole seasonal thing. We haven't really had much fall color this year, the weather didn't completely cooperate. Just have to make do, and get ready for winter.