Anyway, what was the point of that bit of rambling, I'm not sure, just a preface to the introduction of my latest landscape painting I suppose.
"Grazing by the Bear River"
Acrylic, 16" X 12"
The painting is based on a photo I took in Cache County, Utah, near the town of Smithfield and that's the famous Bear River in the background that meanders through this lush agricultural area known for its dairy production. After under toning the panel I used a palette knife to block the whole painting in then refined it with brushwork.