Rattlesnake and the River

Rattlesnake and the River. ©2011. Lisa McShane. Oil on Linen. 16" x 36".

I'm sure 99.9% of the artists who blog and who post paintings online wait until the painting is finished before they post the image.

I'm not in that camp.

Sometimes - and this may be one of those times - I post the image so that I can see how it looks at a distance, in a different format, from a different angle and at a tiny size. Yes, it's wet and I'm still trying to decide whether or not I want to add clouds.

Clouds in a landscape are such an integral part of the composition that they will be in my original sketch and then I add them in during the underpainting. But with this painting, I've just been uncertain. No need for feedback, I'll just be thinking about this.


Casey Klahn said…
Woah. This is spooky good, Lisa.
Lisa McShane said…
Thanks Casey! That's quite a compliment!
Casey's right, another prizewinner.
I know you are not soliciting votes Lisa but this seems like perfection without clouds.
Lisa McShane said…
Thanks Linda!

John - yeah, I think that's probably right. I'm really pleased with the sky on this.