Mississippi doesn't see a lot of snow but in early fall it looks like snow in the fields with all the cotton! I grew up in the Delta where you see row after row of the white fluffy stuff every year--miss that scenery.
This painting was completed in my workshop in Atlanta this past weekend. I hesitate to even post since I did not do the entire painting. Jim Richards was the teacher and he has his strokes in here too but this scene is right by my house and I have wanted to paint it for a long time but just wasn't sure about all that water!!!! I learned a LOT in the 2 day workshop and was so glad I had the opportunity to attend.
Finally completed this one!!! The background is a little smoky looking but I had trouble photographing it with the dark background - the glare really shows up. It really is not that muted, much darker. The color saturation in close-up is more true to actual painting.
Still working on this one..... more to do on the face, arm and hand. The reference photo didn't show the bottom 1/2 of her body so I am making up as I go along. After posting, I am seeing a lot of glare on right side of body, might have to retake!
After seeing Robert Henri's Spanish dancers last night at the MS Museum of Art, I was inspired to try to paint one with what I could find on the internet. He was a fabulous painter, I could have studied them all night long. The exhibit will be in Jackson for a few months and I will probably go back numerous times - they are beautiful. This is a very rough beginning--just blocking in the lights and darks.