Toward The Edge (Reeding Between The Lines series)
This painting is one of an on going series of wild reeds and grasses. I have always loved the beautiful curved lines and textures of Reeds and Marsh grasses. This one is done from photos and sketches of Sweetwater Wetlands Park. The park is part of the Paynes Prairie so it is quite flat and devoid of trees However, near the entrance is a stand of trees on the edge of the prairie. This view faces in that direction. This painting was done with palette knife and oil paint is done on 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. Toward The Edge 6x 6 oil on panel
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.