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Mar 21, 2009

On Deck


"Oban 155" - 5" x 7" - oil

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Fairly often I search through old road trip photos looking for inspiration. I have several great photos but I don't always tackle them on as paintings, usually because the photo is so good that I don't want to taint the memory of the trip with a painting that isn't as strong as the photo. When this happens I tuck them away until I can get the nerve to dive in. This is one of those pieces. This is a trail that we walked in Oban, Scotland after coming from a horse show two years ago.

Currently I have two pieces that are awaiting my attention. They may have to wait a bit longer because of prior commitments. It all comes down to putting that first "glob" of paint down. It really sets the tone for the rest of the painting.

6 comments:

r garriott said...

Very beautiful... Love the dappled light on the plants, the path leading the eye back to the misty atmosphere in the hills... ('Misty' is not a thing we get to practice much in the stark lit mountain west-- I wouldn't know where to begin).

Your work always blows me away!

Steven S. Walker said...

As always thank you. It was a rare find there but it was very familiar to an east coast guy like me.

Annie said...

Hello I am a newcomer in the world of art and drawing, painting...
What I see on this blog is great!

Steven S. Walker said...

Thank you Annie! Speaking on behalf of the art world...welcome to the club.

L.Holm said...

These greens are gorgeous. What a beautiful spot. I love the deep red under the roof eaves, too. Glowing and luscious!

diddamsdigitalart said...

I've admired your work for a while... subject matter, style and palette.

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