The sky was overcast and there were not many extreme values throughout the subject but after looking at the painting again I can see that I missed some opportunities to achieve better accuracy with these values. The drawing and color is very un-observed also. I think I was more interested in the conversations we were having on the deck rather than the painting. The whole thing looks as if it lacks focus, also I only spent an hour on the painting which is hardly enough time to resolve many issues.


The Painting



The Setup



The Subject



  • Session: 239
  • Work: 233
  • Width: 10"
  • Height: 8"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Lake Wylie, In-laws backyard
  • Art Time: 1
  • Creative Time:



One Response

  1. A day that will alway be with me….it brought back other memories I shared with you – the other times I watched you paint in your room at home in KY, then again in NC. I turn and look at drawings and paintings of yours hanging in my on walls, they give my rooms life, words…..

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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."