Monet Branch of the Seine Near Giverny
As a child Monet was my favorite. Still he is one of my top twenty artists (dead ones)... especially his water paintings of the Seine and the waterlilies. When creating the top painting on location I couldn't help but think of him. This is a site where I have painted frequently in the past 4 years. The paintings are large and small. A few of them will be in my solo show in May (I need 32 paintings so I have saved a few special ones)
I love the way the fog sits on the water with the trees. On site I was able to get it. With the value painting I was not as successful. Temperature of color made to color version succeed .Warm near cool. I think I will use the value painting as a grisaille, fix it and then paint on top.
Later......After seeing it here and then posting it I can't stop thinking that I should work on it more before using the fixative. Did I ever say how much I love to paint and explore???...never a dull moment!