Friday, July 20, 2007

Early Before the Rain by BJ Wright

10" x 8" oil on canvas covered hardboard - painted en plein air, alla prima - $85 including shipping -
I parked at the little covered bridge in Tunnel Hill. I was unloading my painting equipment just before 7 am, searching for a colorful dawn sky. The clouds were moving fast and I saw the pinks appearing as I had hoped. Getting the sky onto canvas was my first thought. I could do the meadow and trees afterward. As the sun peeked from behind the clouds, I was seeing orange, violet, reds - wonderful colors in the trees and underbrush.

The sun suddenly spotlighted the tree on the left with all its crooked limbs and beautiful bark. Just as I finished painting and packing away, the first rain drops fell. It was truly a beautiful morning in Tunnel Hill, GA.
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Jenna Star Friedman said...

hi bj -- i like your brushwork and the color in this painting!

bj said...

Thanks, Jenna. I had to really hurry on this one to catch the light in the trees - and before the rain started. I always learn a lot when I don't try to overwork it.

Lori said...

I like it too, the colors are wonderful and so is the texture, do more fast ones!

bj said...

Fast was fun here. Watching the sky roll up, the clouds roll in and the sun hiding - I knew something was about to let loose. Rain started hitting the windshield as I was starting the car. Fun, fun - don't we have fun???