remembering the lingering smell of ash and the charred black wood in stark contrast to the bright green hope. mt st helen is reborn. ashes. 12” x 12” charcoal on bonded paper.
While at a critique over the weekend, a well known plein aire artist recommended i paint with the biggest brush possible. i took his suggestion to heart and picked out a 2inch Purdy chinex brush. this painting is my first attempt. Some promising results. i immediantly found myself letting go of all the details and just putting in the larger shape masses. excited to try it again. another cool thing was the speed at which i could lay paint down!