Oil on canvas on panel, 6 x 6 in. - SOLD
Yesterday, my friend June and I painted at the Iverson's farm in Peoh Point. Lately, I read an article about Edger Payne on a Plein Air Magazine, and I became more interested in the works by Edger Payne and his work process. He traveled through out the country, including the Sierra on a wagon and mule to conduct field research by doing plein air paintings for large studio paintings. I'm particularly interested in his approach for composition. For this piece, I focus on composition. It was so bright and sunny in the morning light, and there was not much to play with the values in this open field. So I used the large blocks of color to create the composition. This jeep trail looks like something covered wagon might have traveled through a long time ago.