Palouse Winter Road

Palouse Winter Road. Oil on Linen. 20" x 30".

Late winter/early spring in the wheat fields of the Palouse with the green grasses starting to grow. The trees remain bare.

Since mid-January I've been experimenting with indirect painting - layers of transparent glazes over a complete underpainting. Initially I learned using small linen panels - 9x12 to 12x16 but lately I've been working on a larger scale, still using the transparent paint suspended in many, many layers of alkyd resin. To me they retain the sense of light and mystery of the smaller panels.