A very old project revisited – Day 173

Yesterday I was moving a few things around in my office/studio and I came across a project I began years ago…..like eight or nine years ago.

I took a gorgeous picture of a tree with beautiful red leaves arching over a river with big pines in the background. I had started drawing it out using a grid but didn’t get too far because it was so detailed. I went back to it a few times over the years but never did get far.

This time, however, I realized that it needed a different approach. Instead of using my usual technique of oil paint and brushes over a detailed drawing, now I could see it working perfectly as a palette knife painting! This morning I pulled out the acrylics and roughed in the sky in a light blue.