Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Finding the Way Through by BJ Wright

8"x10" oil on RayMar panel, painted en plein air, alla prima, on July 28th (completed at 1:20pm as lightning started flashing)....$95 including shipping...I recall a science teacher once saying that water finds the path of least resistance, not unlike some of us. We had started painting around 8:30am at Barnsley Gardens near Adairsville, GA, when the sun was perfectly seeking out corners in the ruins. As we ate lunch, the clouds began to bank and we knew we wouldn't have much time before the rains came. Being overcast, the colors were muted and subtle, yet still wondrous.
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chuck larivey said...

I like "almost" rainy days, you captured it nicely.....sometimes green are greener than green. I've been thinking about lighting a lot lately, because that's all we seem to have here....there has to be a way to paint it...I guess you could get out in it by sitting in the car...maybe with week is full moon :=)

Ben Long said...


bj said...

Thank you for the compliment! I love hearing the rush of water as I paint.