Rock Wall

Rock Wall, 6x12", oil on panel
Rock Wall, 6x12

Today’s post, also started life as a plein air sketch.  It was done on a square panel.  I questioned when I looked at it, “Do I really need all of this going on?” The top portion featured a pine and birch forest with perhaps too much detail…

Back in Minneapolis, and back in the studio, I decided I was really just interested in the rocks. I selected a new panel, and began repainting. 

The above image is the result.  Much like The Rocks from last week, there is something so wonderful about being able to make paint look solid and heavy.