Tribute to Childe Hassam
I had intended to paint yesterday at the gallery (Tumalo Gallery), but we were very busy...so I decided to make up for it today with two paintings. This is the first...a larger (16 x20) painting of the Deschutes River at twilight. I had taken a photo from a moving car...and the photo was blurry, but very mysterious and engaging. Instead of priming a new canvas, I sanded out a painting that simply didn't work...then I did a coat of cad red/orange and white over it...some of the old texture could be seen. I then just started painting. The wet undercoat sort of muddied the painting but in a good way...gave it the look of an old painting. So I went with it...mid way through I was reminded of some of the paintings C.S. Price did when painting with the better known Childe Hassam. Hassam did come to Oregon and hang out in the high desert painting with Price. (I will likely work on this a little more when it is drier.