Path To Somewhere (Reeding Between The Lines Series)
This painting is one of an on going series of wild reeds and grasses done from photos and sketches of Sweetwater Wetlands Park. This painting is done with some gold metallic under the oil paint that shows through with the gold color in when the light reflects of it. As you move in or walk by the painting changes dramatically. I love finding a little secrete path to the waters edge maybe made by some animal (in this case maybe an alligator!). I take you down to the waters edge through the tall reeds and swirling grasses. Be careful! This one is was done with palette knife and oil paint on a wood panel. The addition of cold wax medium to the oil paint during the painting process allows the build up of textures and gives a satin/mat surface to the finished painting.
It is impossible to adjust the colors of a painting to all the screens involved with getting the image on the web. I find that the truest colors come from viewing on my ipad. But the colors on all screes seem to appear more saturated than the true colors. The colors will also change with the lighting in your room depending on the time of day and light source.