Oine Road

I wasn't supposed to be here this day, but I made the best of it.

Facing and painting a sunset while using a canvas, which conveys the light and is very distracting, made me a firm believer in the use of canvas panels and Gessoboard.

Oine Road, a country locale, was actually a hopping strip. I routinely held on to my hat and easel as large chicken trucks thundered by. The drivers were so considerate, slowing down and even using the opposite lane.

One thing I like about this painting is how it transforms at a distance. Step away and the values take over to provide contours and depth. In fact, for a while this painting was called, "Best at at Distance."

(photo being corrected)
Oil on cotton canvas, 11x14

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