First, permit me apologize for the inactivity on my blog. It has been two weeks since my computer started to act up. The problem was thought to be corrected but I still do not feel comfortable with it. We shall see what happens....
So, to carry on from where the autumn seemed to leave off, and me waiting for the snow to fall, I found several scenes to hold my interest. The scene above is of a "Gentleman's Farm" that is only inhabited during the summer months. A few leaves hang on to defy the coming snows and the whole scene takes on a lonely, waiting feeling. I hope that I have captured this feeling in the painting.
This painting continues with the larger brush (No 8) . As I got closer to the finish, the details were finished with the "rigger" brush. For example, this change in the brush may be seen in the smaller branches.
I thought that this enlargement would be of interest. I inserted it because I thought that it showed the brush strokes created by the bigger brush and their abstract qualities. When "squinted" at, you can see how the strokes and their different values seem to "melt" together to suggest a particular subject or form.