Gloomy day along the Missouri River

15 November, 2015. It was a gloomy, blustery afternoon and I wanted to paint along the Missouri River. Rain threatened the entire time I stood on the soggy bank in La Benite Park and my hands were quite cold. Despite blocking in the composition, I somehow managed to paint the horizon line on an angle. Furthermore, I felt like the extra bit of foreground was a mistake so I used the end of my brush handle to mark off a “crop line” in the wet paint and cut the board down to a more extreme horizontal motif later, after the paint dried sufficiently. (Clay County, Missouri. Oil on panel.)

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One comment

  1. melissafelicia · November 29, 2015

    Beautiful!

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