Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Swamp Scene

 6" x 6" oil on canvas panel

This was painted on top of a black underpainting, black gesso actually.  It's the first time I have ever painted on a black canvas but it was pretty neat - sort of like painting in the negative.  I had taken the photo for this behind an office building in Jackson.  There is this beautiful swampy area behind the building.  It is really picturesque but you have to watch out for snakes and alligators!  I didn't stick around long enough to see any but I hear they come up on the grassy area all the time.

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty scene. Lovely colors. That's one advantage to living in Maine--no poisonous snakes or gators.